Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered

Winner of Two Midwest Emmys

Produced by the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered examines the personalities and issues connected to the attempted neo-Nazi March in Skokie in the late 1970s.  The film makes extensive use of archival footage and contemporary interviews to reveal how a debate over First Amendment rights inspired Holocaust survivors to become activists, ultimately leading them to share their collective and individual histories and work to create this Museum.


Film host Aaron Freeman, and Co-Executive Producers Rick Hirschhaut and Todd Whitman

The film made its broadcast premiere in January on Chicago’s WTTW/Channel 11 to a record number of viewers and has since won two Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards (Outstanding Historical Documentary and Outstanding Musical Composition).

The film will be broadcast throughout the country during the month of April and May. The broadcast schedule is updated every Monday, and airing times are subject to change by the local PBS affiliate at any point in time.
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Chicago Tonight | New Film Explores Skokie’s Battle with Neo-Nazis
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Chicago Tribune | Reawakening the ghosts of Skokie
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TimeOut Chicago | Skokie film recalls Nazi march that didn’t happen
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Skokie: Invaded, But Not Conquered has been made possible through the generosity of the Crain-Maling Foundation, a proud sponsor of public broadcasting, and dedicated to supporting medical research, education and the arts. Additional funding was provided by MB Financial Bank, Philip and Mindy Rosenberg, Ellen V. and Philip L. Glass, Michael and Andrea Rosengarden, Manfred and Fern Steinfeld, Richard and Eve Biller, Sam and Jennie Berk, and the Feis Family, in loving memory of Shirley and Frank Hofman.

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