Sun, Oct 22|
Community Screening of film The Cure for Hate: Bearing Witness to Auschwitz
Tony McAleer is a former Skinhead and Holocaust denier who went on to become a founding member of the anti-hate activist group Life After Hate. This film documents his journey of atonement to Auschwitz. Doors open at 5:30 PM
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sandpoint, 417 N 4th Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA
About the Event
In the Jewish tradition, tshuvah means “return”, and describes the return to God and our fellow human beings that is made possible through repentance for our wrongs. Tony McAleer is a former Skinhead and Holocaust denier who went on to become a founding member of the anti-hate activist group Life After Hate. Profoundly aware and deeply ashamed of the lineage of hate he’d once promoted, Tony had long-contemplated traveling to Auschwitz in the spirit of tshuvah - to bear witness to the inconceivable ravages of the Holocaust, and deepen his personal work against the rise of extremist politics.
This film documents his profoundly personal journey of atonement to Auschwitz/Birkenau - exploring the conditions that allowed for the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe; shedding a unique light upon how men get into, and out of, violent extremist groups; and serving as a cautionary tale for our time that underscores the dangers in allowing hate to be left unchecked.
Please help spread the word so we can really welcome Tony McAleer and the film's director, Peter Hutchison, who will be available afterwards to answer questions from the audience. Feel free to pass along the attached flyer.