Spielberg Receives Anti-Defamation League Honor

Director is praised for his creation of the USC Shoah Foundation

Last Updated: December 11, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

The Anti-Defamation League bestowed its highest honor on Steven Spielberg during a dinner at the Beverly Hilton that mixed stirring music, appreciative laughter and warm moments with calls to remember the past, confront bigotry and embrace humanity.

In presenting the America’s Democratic Legacy Award on Wednesday, ADL national director Abraham Foxman praised Spielberg’s ability as a storyteller, his philanthropy and his creation of the USC Shoah Foundation, which has recorded the testimonies of more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and created a curriculum that has reached 1.5 million students.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.