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'Swastika war': When the neo-Nazis fought in court to march in Skokie

'Swastika war': When the neo-Nazis fought in court to march in Skokie

Four decades ago, a neo-Nazi group announced plans to march in Skokie, home to thousands of Holocaust survivors. The news set off a rhetorical firestorm that the Chicago Tribune dubbed the "Skokie swastika war."

Then and now — as the Jewish community sits on edge after a spate of bomb threats and vandalism at Jewish Community Centers, schools and cemeteries around the U.S. and Canada — the Nazi symbol was embraced by anti-Semites.

A vandal who recently broke a window of the Chicago Loop Synagogue signed his malicious handiwork with swastika...

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