A Promise Kept
In 1944, during the Second World War, thirteen year old Fritzie Fritzshall, her mother, and her two younger brothers were arrested at gunpoint and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. Separated from her mother and brothers during selection, never to see them again, Fritzie survived for months inside one of the Nazi’s most notorious camps. Working as a slave laborer in a nearby factory, Fritzie was imprisoned with 599 other women. Each night the women would share with Fritzie a precious crumb of their bread in the hope that the youngest among them might survive to tell the world what had happened to them. In turn, Fritzie promised that if she survived, she would tell their story.
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Ken Winikur, Ariel Efron, Creative Director
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Susan Abrams, Kelley Szany
Susan Abrams, Kelley Szany. VR Producers: Chris Healer, Matt Fleischer, Lewis Smithingham, Julina Tatlock, Jed Weintrob
Susan Abrams, Ariel Efron, Kelley Szany, Ken Winikur
Stephen LoVerme, Zalika Corbett
Louis Gordon, Robin Shore
Director of Photography: Shawn Dufraine, VR Producer: Chris Healer, Matt Fleischer, Lewis Smithingham, Julina Tatlock, Jed Weintrob, VR Post Production: Dawid Korzan, Tomasz Sokolowski, Lead 3D Scanning Artist: Michal Mierzejewski, Ukraine Location Coordinator: Ollie Shor