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Former skinhead Tony McAleer, now an anti-hate activist and life coach, is pictured at Auschwitz in a still from the documentary, "The Cure For Hate". McAleer visited the concentration camp as an act of "tshuvah" — in the Jewish tradition, often described as a return to God and people that is made possible through repentance.

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Compassion: 'The Cure for Hate'
October 24, 2023 1 a.m.

Compassion: 'The Cure for Hate'

It was the face of his newborn daughter, scrunched together, staring up at him in the delivery room, the first thing she saw. That was the catalyst. However, his journey away from extremist ideology and hate groups such as the Aryan Nations evolved over time, Tony McAleer told a crowd of roughly 100 area residents who attended Sunday's screening of "The Cure for Hate".

'The Cure for Hate'
October 23, 2023 1:09 a.m.

'The Cure for Hate'

Former Hayden Lake Aryan Nations member goes on journey of atonement

Among the stops of the documentary, "The Cure For Hate", is a showing today in Sandpoint. The film will be shown today, Oct. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 417 N. Fourth Ave., Sandpoint. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the film begins at 6 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow, led by moderator Jim Healey. All are welcome to attend this free event.