In 1977, a neo-Nazi group announced a march through the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Illinois -- a community with a large percentage of Holocaust survivors. After some disagreement about the group's right to freedom of speech and assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court ultimately decided that the march was constitutionally protected. Only about 20 Nazis congregated, but throngs of Jewish and other groups drowned out their voices within a matter of minutes. Surviving Skokie is a documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the planned march, the aftermath, his family's horrific experience of the Shoah (as the Holocaust is called in Hebrew), and a journey with his father to confront long-suppressed memories. Eli Adler, his father Jack, and co-producer Blair Gershkow will appear in conversation following the screening of the film.
Check out the film’s trailer.