Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Loyola Academy in Wilmette to Host an Interfaith Dialogue with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall
Loyola Academy in Wilmette (1100 Laramie Ave., Wilmette) will host an interfaith dialogue with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.
Cupich and Fritzshall will have a conversation about the hate speech that gave rise to the Holocaust and the language that continues to fuel the surge of antisemitism, racism and xenophobia in the world today.
This discussion follows a July 2019 visit to Auchswitz between 90-year-old Fritzshall and Cupich, which may likely be her last visit there. The trip was a continuance of Fritzshall’s personal crusade to raise awareness of the Holocaust and to share the lessons of history with new generations so the horrors of the past will never be repeated.
Fritzshall narrowly escaped death at the notorious camp where her mother and two young brothers lost their lives; her grandfather died on the way to the camp. More than a million other souls perished at Auchswitz. Alan Krashesky, ABC7 Chicago reporter and anchor, will be on-hand for the conversation to discuss his role in covering the July visit for his news station and share viewers responses.
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