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Johannes Kneifel’s battle for a second chance

Or: Terrible choices, terrible mistakes

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He grew up in a very troubled home. He was driven by hate and anger. He was drawn first into skinhead and later neo-Nazi circles and in a drunken rage he beat a man so badly that a short time later his victim died of his injuries. He spent five years in prison. During that time, he says, he turned his life around. Today he’s a Baptist pastor. Johannes Kneifel, my latest guest on Talking Germany, believes that everybody deserves a second chance.

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July 11, 2014

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Johannes Kneifel’s Movie Pick

Johannes Kneifel has a remarkable and troubling story to tell. His choice of a favourite film appears to reflect some of his own inner conflict: “I don’t watch many movies,” he tells me. “But when I do, I like the point in a movie where somebody leads by example. Or sacrifices himself for others. Movies like Armageddon or Braveheart.”

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July 11, 2014

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