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Picciolini travels around the country now, talking about the part of his life he's least proud of -- including the moment he gave a Nazi salute while visiting a concentration camp.
"Hatred for black people…Jews…gay…anyone who wasn't white.
John Daly, a Jew from Northern Florida who became a high-ranking officer in a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, called on The Jewish Agency to help him escape from the other skinheads who tried to kill him.
Now living in Israel, his story is emotionally told in the documentary “Escape From Room 18,” which makes its world premiere at the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. Paul JCC, includes a post-show question-and-answer session with producer/director/editor Daniel Brea, producer Kas, composer Mat Teofilo, and producer Yan Fisher Romanovsky.
By Meleah Maynard Photos by Kara La Lomia When Max was in high school, he went to a tattoo parlor and had the word SKIN imprinted inside his lower lip.
“I got it because it’s something I believe in,” he says. A few days later, over dinner at Chi-Chi’s, Joe, Gator, and their friend Chops talk about what the Baldies mean to them. They’re like a replacement family for me.” He smiles and nods at Gator. Joe is an intense 20-year old with short-cropped blond hair, light blue eyes, and a loud, nervous laugh.
“I think they know I’d give my life for them,” Joe says of his fellow skinheads, who currently number about 100 in the Twin Cities. When he speaks he stares unwaveringly into your eyes, and the effect suggests a presence much larger than his stocky frame.
Christian Picciolini, the co-founder of Life After Hate – a one-time leader of that movement – will speak at Temple Israel on March 30 from 7-9 p.m. “Life After Hate has presented at a number of those conferences and I made it a point to get to know the founders while I was attending them,” Luger said.
“The last time I saw Christian, I asked him if he ever talked at synagogues, and he lit up.