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Former Neo-Nazi Peter Sundin on the patience needed to combat antisemitic thinking

Former Neo-Nazi Peter Sundin knows firsthand how antisemitism can breed hate – and he’s got ideas to counter it.

Transcript: I had never met a Jew before. Never. And those who I thought were Jewish were not Jewish. [cut] I had the picture of the greedy businessman who tried to brainwash us through our schoolbooks. No one becomes a Nazi overnight and no one can leave the movement overnight. Unfortunately, there is no “quick fix” method that can make people change their views from one day to the next. On the contrary, it’s a long-term endeavor where dialogue needs to be sustained from the beginning when these views emerge to the end, when a person can end up in jail because of those same views.

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