SKOKIE, Ill. – Fritzie Fritzshall, survivor of an Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, died Saturday at the age of 91.
Fritzshall was just a girl when she was sent by rail car to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Her grandfather died on the train. Her mom and brothers were murdered in the camp. Sharing her story with WGN in 2015, Fritzshall survived by pretending she was older than she was.