(English, 64 mins.) Surviving Skokie is an intensely personal documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the provocative events of the 1970s when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in Skokie, Illinois. The film explores his family’s experience of the Shoah, their transition to life in America, and a journey to confront long-suppressed memories. This screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. David Kaufman of Hebrew Union College.

Surviving Skokie film still
Still photo from the documentary “Suviving Skokie”

This program is presented in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.

Free, advance registration recommended

This film co-presented with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), as part of a series that advances our joint efforts to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.