Bay Area Filmmaker Explores his Father's Holocaust Memories in "Surviving Skokie"

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 (David Kantro)

Jack Adler was a 10-year-old boy living in Poland when the Nazis invaded during World War II. The only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, Adler moved to the United States and ultimately settled with his family in Skokie, Illinois, where he was witness to the neo-Nazi uprising in the late 1970s. Adler's long-suppressed memories of the Holocaust and the history of the Skokie uprising are the subject of "Surviving Skokie," a documentary co-directed and produced by Blair Gershkow and Adler's son, Eli. The filmmakers and Jack Adler join us to discuss the film and the personal history it unearthed.


Eli Adler, co-director, co-producer and cinematographer, "Surviving Skokie"

Jack Adler, Holocaust survivor, author and main subject of "Surviving Skokie"

Blair Gershkow, co-director, co-producer and editor, "Surviving Skokie"