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WPBS airing documentary in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Month


A film is being aired on PBS television affiliates around the country this month in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Month.

The film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered,” chronicles the events of an attempted neo-Nazi march in the 1970s through a Chicago suburb that was home to some 7,000 Holocaust survivors — the largest concentration of survivors outside of Jerusalem at the time.

“Skokie” premiered Monday night on Watertown-based WPBS/WNPI-TV.

WPBS-HD and WNPI-HD will repeat the broadcast 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Monday.

The 60-minute documentary is produced by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

“Many aren’t aware that in 1977, quiet and peaceful Skokie — a haven for Holocaust survivors — was shaken to its core when a small group of neo-Nazis tried to march there,” said Todd Whitman, co-executive producer. “This attracted national and international attention, leading to landmark legal cases.”

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