Via The Hill:
President Obama will speak next month at a gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of a Holocaust history foundation established by director Steven Spielberg.
The USC Shoah Foundation, created by Spielberg after he completed the film “Schindler’s List,” will honor Obama with its Ambassador to Humanity Award at an event in Los Angeles on May 7.
“President Obama’s commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt,” Spielberg said in a statement. “As a constitutional scholar and as president, his interest in expanding justice and opportunity and all is remarkably evident.”
The Shoah Foundation collects and preserves video testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust, and houses a nearly 52,000 testimonies in its archive.