Spielberg awarded Liberty Medal

The director of Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg will be awarded Philadelphia’s 2009 Liberty Medal for his artistic and humanitarian achievements on October 8. Spielberg also established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation  to produce video and oral histories of Holocaust survivors. He will donate the award’s US$100,000 cash prize to the foundation.

The Liberty medal was established to honour those whose actions represent the founding principles of the United States.

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