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Featured Speaker: Arno Michaelis
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Arno Michaelis was a leader of a worldwide racist skinhead organization, a reverend of a self-declared Racial Holy War, and lead singer of a popular hate-metal band, Centurion. Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated all helped to turn Arno's life around. He is now a speaker, author of My Life After Hate, co-author of The Gift of Our Wounds, and educates about his ongoing process of character development with Serve 2 Unite, an organization founded as an ongoing peaceful response to the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, WI, in August 2012. Learn more at http://mylifeafterhate.com.

Kristallnacht Commemoration
My Life After Hate with former neo-Nazi Arno Michaelis

Monday, November 9, 7-8 p.m.

Zoom information provided upon registration.

State-sanctioned hatred and anti-Semitism was rampant in Nazi Germany long before November 9, 1938. But that night, the Night of Broken Glass, marked the beginning of the violence against Jews that would spread throughout Germany and Austria, and across Europe. We ask ourselves: What could have been done after that night to change the course of the next six years? What if the people had spoken up?

In commemoration and remembrance of Kristallnacht, join us on Zoom to hear author Arno Michaelis speak with our community about being a neo-Nazi, about how he moved past a life of hate, and about how it’s imperative to speak up against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred when we know it’s happening.

Questions? Contact Jamie Carus at jcarus@jfedgmw.org.