Spielberg bestowed highest honor
Steven Spielberg was presented the America’s Democratic Legacy Award, which is the Anti-Defamation League’s highest honor. Director Abraham Foxman highlighted Spielberg’s creation of the USC Shoah Foundation, which has recorded over 52,000 Holocaust survivor stories. ADL reports that Foxman stated, “Your masterpiece, ‘Schindler’s List,’ literally changed the way we teach about Jewish history and the Holocaust, and it arrived at exactly the time when we started to see a startling rise in Holocaust denial.”
The night kicked off with Adam Lambert singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” a capella. Celebrities Drew Barrymore, Kirk Douglas, and Richard Dreyfuss all showed up to give statements of appreciation to the legendary director.