Individual hate is a terrible thing, but when collective hate organizes, then genocide follows. And that hate is not something that is not to be taken seriously. We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation.
In 1994, Spielberg founded the USC Shoah Foundation following his experience meeting survivors during production of Schindler’s List. The Foundation preserves and maintains nearly 55,000 audio-visual testimonies conducted in 65 countries and in 43 languages. It also houses an education initiative that reaches thousands of middle and high schools around the world. The Foundation’s mission is “to develop empathy, understanding and respect through testimony.”
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