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Surviving Skokie2015. USA. 66 min.
Director: Eli Adler, Blair Gershkow Featuring: Jack Adler, Eli Adler
For decades, Jack Adler kept his horrific memories of the Holocaust secret. His silence ended when neo-Nazis threatened to march in the village of Skokie, Illinois, in the 1970s. Filmmaker Eli Adler confronts his father’s past when they return to Poland to tell the stories of family members who perished in the ghetto and death camps. Interviewed in the film are key players in Skokie’s attempt to stop the neo-Nazis from marching. Drawing parallels to the events surrounding the white supremacist gatherings in Charlottesville, Surviving Skokie is the story of a community’s battle against the voices and gestures of hate. Discussion with co-director Eli Adler, moderated by Joe Fab
Supported by Congregation Beth Israel