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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
"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
About USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and
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
For packages and gala dinner information please contact 818.777.7876
Contact: Andy Gelb Slate PR 310-461-0111
Contact: Anne Marie Stein / Josh Grossberg USC Shoah Foundation
213-740-6036 / 213-740-6065 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
SOURCE USC Shoah Foundation Institute
/Web Site: http://www.dornsife.usc.edu/vhi
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