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 arent 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.