36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

Surviving Skokie

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


Sunday, November 12


4:15 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

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Film Info

Director: Eli Adler, Blair Gershkow

Runtime: 66 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Jack Adler, Eli Adler