Stories of Survival Exhibit
Stories of Survival: Object • Image • Memory is a traveling exhibit from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center that showcases more than 60 personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and genocide.
Each artifact is dramatically showcased alongside oversized photographs by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten responses by Survivors or their family members.
The exhibit will run from March 23, 2022 through January 22, 2023
"A Promise Kept" Film
“A Promise Kept,” a 14-minute film by Illinois Holocaust Center features the late Fritzie Fritzshall, an Auschwitz survivor who made Illinois home after WWII. Fritzshall walks viewers through her Czechoslovakian home and then through current-day Auschwitz, reflecting on her life in the camp.
The film was originally created as a virtual reality experience now on exhibit at the IHMEC – ALPLM adapted it for a semi-surround mini-theater experience in The Mr. Lincoln Theater. The feature will run on a continuous loop for the duration of the exhibit.
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