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Skokie's Attempted Nazi March Archive

   
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  1. Christian ministers unite against march
    Christian clergy plan interfaith open air worship service.

  2. City to appeal Marquette permit
    The Chicago Park District announces that it will appeal an order that the National Socialist Party (Nazis) be given a permit to rally in Marquette Park. Includes photograph of Park District superintendent Edmund L. Kelly and members of the Southwest Parish and Neighborhood Federation.

  3. Class Action Suit: Sol Goldstein...v. Francis Joseph Collin et. al.
    This copy of a court document is the Class Action Suit by "Sol Goldstein, on his own behalf and on behalf of a class similarily situated, Plaintiff v. Francis Joseph Collin a/k/a Frank Collin and all persons acting in concern of the National Socialist Party of America, Defendants". The suit was an attempt to prevent the proposed National Socialist (Nazi) Party's march. The document lists what the complaint was; the allegations; the historical background; the perceived threat of harm; the exhibit evidence; and an affidavit regarding the perceived harm.

  4. Coalition pledges to join Nazi foes in Skokie
    Julian Kulas leads a coalition of groups organized in opposition to a National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie. Frank Collin, leader of the Nazi group cites growing membership. Includes photograph of Julian Kulas.

  5. Collin vs. Skokie : A classic case of protection of 'repulsive' beliefs
    Retrospective overview of the events and court cases resulting from Frank Collin, then leader of the local National Socialist Party of America (Nazis), requesting a permit to hold a rally in a Skokie park in 1977. Includes interviews with Harvey Schwartz and David Goldberger. Includes photograph of Justice William O. Douglas.

  6. Commends vigil as way to counterdemonstrate
    Editorial opposing potentially violent counterdemonstration against proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie. Instead, participation in "vigils of consciousness" are proposed.

  7. Comment : Collin pipes and we dance
    Editorial stating that Skokie is responding just as Frank Collin had hoped and that media frenzy and national attention directed toward the march are exactly what he is craving.

  8. Comment : Will counter-march aid Jewish survival
    Editorial discourages people from attending a proposed counterdemonstration against the National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) in Skokie on April 20, 1978.

  9. Congregation of stars
    Photographs of filming of "Skokie" movie. Includes photograph of Danny Kaye, photograph of Eli Wallach and photograph of members of Temple Judea Mizpah's congregation, working as extras for the film.

  10. Cops arrest 21 at Nazi rally
    National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) rally in Marquette Park, Chicago. Twenty-one counterdemonstrators are arrested. Includes photograph of of counterdemonstration.

  11. Court ruling may lead to Nazi permit request
    A recent court decision has lifted the ban on a National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie. The Nazis are expected to apply early this week for a permit to march in Skokie.

  12. Daytime nightmare/In common with Nazis
    Letters to the editor responding to the National Socialist Party of America's (Nazi's) plasn to march in Skokie.

  13. Delay of Skokie march is upheld
    U.S. Appelate Court votes to uphold a lower court decision to delay a scheduled National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie on April 20, 1978.

  14. Delay refused for Nazi march
    The U.S. Supreme Court will not postpone a planned June 25, 1978 National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie.

  15. Deny Nazis publicity
    Editorial from Skokie citizen criticizing extent of coverage of National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) activities and recommending what should be done.

  16. Did press add fuel to the Nazi furor?
    Editorial interview with David Goldberger, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer, regarding press coverage of National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march case. Includes photograph of David Goldberger.

  17. Due to 'legal barriers' : Nazi July 4 Skokie march unlikely
    It is unlikely that a proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march will take place on July 4 due to legal delays in lifting an injunction against the Nazis.

  18. Editor at large : Let's go back to Square 1 in grim game of handling Nazi march
    Life editor Richard Bjorklund feels that attempts to squelch the free speech rights of the Nazis have garnered more publicity for them.

  19. Editor's Mail : How long will Frank Collin hold Skokie as his 'hostage?'
    Letter to the editor criticizes Frank Collin and praises Skokie community.

  20. Editor's Mail : Jewish veterans endorse Skokie's march position
    Jewish War Veterans (JWV) write in support of Mayor Al Smith and the Skokie Village administration.

  21. Editor's Mail : Readers divided on handling of Nazi demonstration
    People from all over the U.S. have written to show their support for Skokie residents who oppose the proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march.

  22. Editorial : American freedom will win over Nazi hatred
    Editorial supports Judge Bernard Decker's decision upholding the right of the National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) to march in Skokie as well as the people and administration of the Village.

  23. Editorial : Don't allow them to destroy July 4th
    Editorial urges Skokie citizens to ignore July 4th Nazi march.

  24. Editorials : We report on Nazis, don't promote them
    Editorial defends paper's coverage of National Socialist Party (Nazi) activities.

  25. Fear : Collin's chief weapon
    Frank Collin hints at further demonstration plans following U.S. District Court ruling allowing him to demonstrate in Chicago.

  26. Film to bring $ to Skokie
    Plans to film made-for-television movie "Skokie" in the Village are approved and casting is discussed.

  27. Filming 'Skokie'
    Captioned photograph of filming of made-for-television movie Skokie

  28. For real and for feel
    Photographs of demonstrators awaiting National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) on April 30, 1977 and actors representing them in "Skokie" film. Includes photograph of Cyndy Groffman, an extra in the made-for-television movie "Skokie."

  29. Former ACLU director's book knocks Skokie
    Unfavorable review of David Hamlin's book on his involvement in the National Socialist Party of America's (Nazi) attempt to march in Skokie. The book is titled: The Nazi/Skokie Conflict: A Civil Liberties Battle

  30. Frank Collin makes White People's Party see red
    Eric Johanson, head of White People's Party in Cicero, claims undue sympathy was created for the Jewish Community during Frank Collin's battle to march in Skokie. Johansen criticizes Collin and his branch of the National Socialist Party (Nazis).

  31. Free speech paramount : ACLU lawyer defends Nazi rights
    Bruce Ennis, counsel for the National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) in their case against Skokie, discusses this First Amendment case at an American Bar Association meeting in New York.

  32. From across America : Ignore Nazis
    Excerpts from letters reacting to and supporting Skokie following national attention gained because of attempted National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march.

  33. Greiman says Nazi ban will pass
    Two bills designed to stop the planned Nationlal Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie are expected to pass next week.

  34. Halt Skokie-bound Nazis on Edens
    A last-minute court order bans the National Socialist Party of America (Nazis) from marching in Skokie on Saturday, April 30, 1977. Counterdemonstrators gather to protest possible march.

  35. Hamlin quitting as ACLU leader after Nazi case
    David Hamlin, Illinois division head of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announces his resignation. Includes photograph of David Hamlin.

  36. Hatred on the march
    Editorial opposing hate speech, but advising those against a planned National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) demonstration to resist violent opposition.

  37. Hearings set
    Notice of Illinois legislature hearings set for two bills designed to block proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie.

  38. His stand for right not sitting well
    Profile of David Goldberger, legal director for the Illinois chaper of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Includes photograph of David Goldberger.

  39. Holocaust could occur again -- possibly in U.S.
    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein discusses issues raised by television program "Holocaust" and the National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie. Includes photograph of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

  40. Holocaust interfaith service
    Skokie's response to a proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march includes a planned interfaith prayer service on April 16 and programs to coincide with NBC's airing of "Holocaust."

  41. Holocaust line comforts
    After the airing of NBC's "Holocaust" several viewers called the Horwich Jewish Community Center's hot line.

  42. Holocaust service held on Sunday
    An open-air interfaith prayer service launches a series of public programs in response to the threat of a proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march.

  43. Holocaust survivor hits Nazis' Skokie plea
    Sol Goldstein testifies against lifting of Skokie ordinances at United States District Court hearing.

  44. Holocaust survivors 'need to know'
    Letter to the editor describing the need for Holocaust survivors to tell their stories.

  45. House gives Nazi bill 'emergency' status
    The Illinois House Rules Committee rules that State Senator John Nimrod's bill to block the National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie has emergency status. Nimrod's measure would allow municipalities to deny public demonstration permits in cases where there is a "reasonable apprehension" that violence would result.

  46. House panel rejects bills to bar Nazi march
    Illinois House of Representatives rejects two Senate bills designed to prevent a planned National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march on June 25, 1978 in Skokie.

  47. House won't hear bills to block Nazis' march
    Illinois House of Representatives refuses to consider legislation to stop hate groups from demonstrating in Illinois.

  48. HRC takes stand on Nazi march
    The Evanston Human Relations Commission (HRC) recently passed a position statement which comments upon the proposed National Socialist Party of America (Nazi) march in Skokie.

  49. Issue debated at Northeastern : Nazis - free speech vs. sadism
    Debate over free speech rights at Northeastern Illinois University.

  50. JCC draws 1,000
    This newspaper article, "JCC draws 1,000" was written by Diane Dubey of the Skokie Life. The article discusses the anti-Nazi rally held at the Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center at 5050 Church St., and the organization of further protesting at the National Socialist (Nazi) Party's headquarters. Various organizations involved in the protesting are mentioned including: the Jewish Defense League, the non-violent Martin Luther King Movement, the Workers' Defense Coalition, and the "Run the Nazis Out" Coalition.

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