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Steven Spielberg Calls Shoah Foundation ‘More Crucial Now Than Ever’ in Accepting USC University Medallion on Behalf of Holocaust Survivors

Steven Spielberg called the Shoah Foundation's work 'more crucial now than ever' as he accepted the prestigious USC University Medallion on Monday.

In her presence, the audience of about 265 people who gathered Monday on the USC campus were eager to watch living history unfold on stage, no doubt with memories of friends and family lost during World War II on their minds. Monday’s gathering was especially significant to participants given the rise of antisemitism that gas followed the Hamas terrorist attacks on Oct. 7, which resulted in the largest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust. “We understand and accept the awesome responsibility that survivors have vested in us through their testimonies and through their stories by relentlessly pursuing a quest to make the world just a teeny, tiny little bit better every single day.”

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