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post-visit materials: virtual reality experiences

Geographical Map

A map that pinpoints the exact locations of Klyucharky, Tesco, and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Historical Timeline

A timeline that outlines events that occured in Hungary from 1914 – 1945.

VIEW THE TIMELINE

Survivor Biographies: Fritzie Fritzshall & George Brent

Short biographies that offer a glimpse into the lives of Holocaust Survivors Fritzie Fritzshall (A Promise Kept) and George Brent (Don’t Forget Me).

VIEW SURVIVOR BIOGRAPHIES

Timeline: Fritzie Fritzshall

A detailed timeline that outlines events that occurred in Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall’s life, from her birth in 1929 through her journey to the United States after the war. Includes a brief glossary of terms.

VIEW FRITZIE’S TIMELINE

Timeline: George Brent

A detailed timeline that outlines events that occurred in Holocaust Survivor George Brent’s life, from his birth in 1929 through his journey to the United States after the war. Includes a brief glossary of terms.

VIEW GEORGE’S TIMELINE

Reflection Questions

  1. What was something in the film that surprised you?
  2. What inspired you about Fritzie/George’s stories?
  3. How will you take inspiration from Fritzie/George’s stories of resilience, perseverance, and survival and make a difference in your community?

About the Architecture

The Richard & Jill Chaifetz Family Virtual Reality Gallery occupies the space between the dark and light sides of the building, where these two concepts — darkness and light, horror and hope — come together. Directly above the gallery, at the center of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition, and at the physical center of the building itself, is a 1940s-era German rail car. This rail car was donated to Illinois Holocaust Museum by the German government in 2008 and was the type of car used to deport Fritzie, George, and countless others.

MORE ABOUT THE BUILDING

 

Photo credits: Scott Edwards, John Pregulman, Chris Strong

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