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Holocaust Survivor and Schindler's List Producer Gives Oscar to Yad Vashem

For many, the Stephen Spielberg-directed film Schindler's List raised awareness of the horrors of the Holocaust. While the movie won awards and critical praise, it was most important because it gave voice to so many who had been murdered during - and those who survived - this dark era in history. One Holocaust survivor was also a producer of Schindler's List, and JTA reports he has donated his Academy Award to Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial:Auschwitz death camp survivor Branko Lustig, who was one of the producers of Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 1993 movie Schindler's List, this week presented the Academy Award he had received for his work on the film to Israel's Jerusalem-based Yad Vashem Holocaust museum."I'm very honored, I feel this is a good [resting place] for the Oscar," Lustig told Reuters. "I'm not parting with it, I am leaving it to the nation, for generations to come. ... All Yad Vashem's visitors will see it, at my home there is only my wife and my daughter..."


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