This is the story of some Modern day Nazi activists who plan to march through the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie. The town officials tell the citizens to ignore them cause there's nothing that they can do. But one citizen (Kaye) who's a death camp survivor says that he was told this nearly forty years ago in Germany and before he knew it he was in a concentration camp. He says this time if they march, he will not ignore them; he will take action. So, the mayor does what he can to stop them, so the Nazi's leader (Dzundza) goes to the ACLU, and the Jewish lawyer (Rubinstein) he speaks to, says that this is a violation of the First Ammendment and takes the case to court. Written by
Did You Know?
This would be the final appearance of Danny Kaye
before motion picture cameras, and the last of only two dramatic performances. The other performance being the "Ragpicker," in the 1969 film _The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)_ starring Katharine Hepburn
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One actress seen in the synagogue protesting the Nazi march is seen later in the ACLU office answering phones and defending the Nazi march. See more
Doesn't it feel kind of funny?
I mean, you argued the first amendment for us before. In 68, the democratic convention. It's kind of surprising finding you arguing for prior restraint.
Well, it's surprising to find you, a Jew, arguing in the defense of a Nazi like Collin.