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Surviving Skokie (12+)

Thursday 12 October, 6pm
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Film Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker and protagonist (+12)

Thursday 12 October, 6pm


The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is delighted to announce the screening of the award-winning documentary “Surviving Skokie” followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Eli Adler and his father, the film’s protagonist.

“Surviving Skokie” tells the personal story of Holocaust survivor Jack Adler, who survived the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau as a teenager and whose entire family was killed in the Holocaust. The film furthermore sheds some compelling light on the rise of the Nationalist Socialist Party of America in the village of Skokie in the 1970s, where Jack and other Holocaust survivors were once more confronted with marching neo-Nazis and waving swastikas.

Following the screening, Jack and Eli Adler will be Skyped in for a Q&A with the audience. This will offer a rare opportunity to speak and listen to one of the few remaining survivors of the Nazi death machinery.

The recent events in Charlottesville and the global rise in right-wing parties, most recently in Germany, endow this historical documentary with significance and urgency in the present. The event will be of relevance to anyone interested in collective violence, anti-Semitism, politics, trauma and memory studies.

The event is free of charge but ticketed and limited to 2 tickets per person. If not collected, tickets will be released 5 minutes before the event begins.