Bruce Springsteen, Conan O'Brien And Liam Neeson To Help Commemorate 20th Anniversary Of USC Shoah Foundation With Founder Steven Spielberg



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Bruce Springsteen, Conan O'Brien And Liam Neeson To Help Commemorate

20th Anniversary Of USC Shoah Foundation With Founder Steven Spielberg

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce

Springsteen will perform at the USC Shoah Foundation's 20th

anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala on May 7, 2014 in Los

Angeles. Conan O'Brien will host the event, with special guest Liam

Neeson.

"I am personally honored that Bruce, Conan and Liam are joining me and

lending their considerable talents to this year's special 20th

anniversary gala," Spielberg said. "Not only do they entertain and

inform us through song, laughter and words, but by helping us

commemorate this significant milestone, they also draw attention to

the vital work of the USC Shoah Foundation."

They will be joining featured speaker President Barack Obama, who will

also receive the Institute's Ambassador for Humanity Award.

TNT is once again serving as the Presenting Sponsor, continuing a

strong relationship with the Institute that has spanned more than a

decade.

About USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and

Education

USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making audiovisual interviews

with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a

compelling voice for education and action.

Steven Spielberg established the Shoah Foundation after completing the

film Schindler's List to collect and preserve the video testimonies of

survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. He envisioned that

these eyewitness accounts would have a profound effect on education,

and that the survivors would become teachers of humanity for

generations to come.

Today, the Institute's Visual History Archive preserves history as

told by the people who lived it and lived through it. With its current

collection of nearly 52,000 eyewitness testimonies in 34 languages and

from 58 countries, it is one of the largest digital collections of its

kind in the world.

USC Shoah Foundation is part of the University of Southern

California'sDana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and

Sciences. Working within the university and with partners around the

world, the Institute advances scholarship and research, provides

resources and online tools for educators, and disseminates the

testimonies for educational purposes.

The Institute is also working to preserve its testimonies in

perpetuity, and to expand the Visual History Archive with accounts of

survivors and witnesses of other genocides. In 2013 the Institute

added an initial collection of 64 testimonies of survivors and

rescuers from the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide through a partnership

with Aegis Trust and in February 2014 an initial collection of 12

testimonies of survivors from the 1937 Nanjing Massacre were

integrated into the Visual History Archive through a partnership with

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. The Institute is also fundraising to

integrate collections from the Armenian and Cambodian genocides into

the Visual History Archive in 2015.

For more information about the USC Shoah Foundation, please go to

sfi.usc.edu.

For packages and gala dinner information please contact 818.777.7876

or ambassadorsgala2014@gmail.com.

Contact: Andy Gelb Slate PR 310-461-0111

andy@slate-pr.com Lindsey@slate-pr.com

Contact: Anne Marie Stein / Josh Grossberg USC Shoah Foundation

213-740-6036 / 213-740-6065 amstein@usc.edu / josh.grossberg@usc.edu

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