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Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg broke his silence for the first time since the October 7 massacre. A statement from the Shoah Foundation, run by the celebrated Jewish director, said he was starting a new project that will focus on documenting survivor testimonies of the October 7 massacre, which will serve as a tool to combat anti-Semitism and hatred. "I never imagined that I would see such incomprehensible barbarism against Jews in my lifetime," he added.
Spielberg said the Shoah Foundation, which he founded in 1994, began collecting testimonies from survivors of the horrific Oct. 7 massacre. "This effort will ensure that the voice of survivors is a powerful tool against the dangerous rise of anti-Semitism and hatred." According to him, the Shoah Foundation has collected testimonies of Holocaust survivors for years: "These survivors are the bravest people among us. Their testimonies are an enduring testament to the resilience of the human spirit."
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Spielberg added that both initiatives — "to record interviews with survivors of the October 7 attacks and to continue collecting testimonies from Holocaust survivors — aim to fulfill our promise to survivors that their stories will be recorded and shared in an effort to preserve history and work for a world free of anti-Semitism or hatred of any kind. We must remain united on one front in these efforts."
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