Board Meeting, [50] June 19, 1978, Citizens' Comments: Jacob Berg, Harvey Schwartz (part one of three)

Title

Board Meeting, [50] June 19, 1978, Citizens' Comments: Jacob Berg, Harvey Schwartz (part one of three)

Abstract

Jacob Berg, Corporate Secretary of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) of Illinois asks Corporation Counsel Harvey Schwartz about U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Decker's recent injunction preventing Village officials from preventing a neo-Nazi demonstration in Skokie.

Berg says, "a year ago Judge Leighton invalidated the Chicago Park District's bond law requiring the bond of $300,000," and he asks if the language of that injunction was similar to that of Decker's. Berg goes on to say that Chicago officials used "every legal device" to prevent the neo-Nazis from demonstrating in Chicago and suggests that Skokie officials have not done enough to prevent the group from coming to Skokie. Schwartz responds that, in his opinion, the Skokie officials have done everything they can. Berg continues to argue.

As the interaction between the two men escalates, Schwartz asks why the JDL did not file a lawsuit or add its name to a lawsuit to assist Skokie or Chicago in their legal battles. Berg continues to assert his opinion that Skokie Village officials have "quit" trying to prevent the neo-Nazi demonstration.

This altercation is continued in the next audio clip.

Date

Village of Skokie. Board of Trustees
6/19/1978

Contributor

Skokie Village Board of Trustees, Skokie, IL
Berg, Jacob
Decker, Bernard
Schwartz, Harvey
Skokie Public Library, Adult Audiobook-CD 977.311A, Disk 3, Track 6
Original recordings from Village of Skokie, Skokie, IL

Rights

In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Format

Temporal Coverage

Duration

0:05:30

Files

Date Added
July 22, 2016
Collection
Attempted Nazi March in Skokie, 1977 and 1978, Digital Collection
Item Type
Sound
Tags
Citation
“Board Meeting, [50] June 19, 1978, Citizens' Comments: Jacob Berg, Harvey Schwartz (part one of three),” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2020, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/350.