- Wednesday | December 2, 2020
- 7:30 pm
Rabbi Talk Rewind: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW THE STORIES WERE TOLD with LOUIS SCHMIDT
“For the past five years, I’ve appeared at many venues around the country talking about my meaningful experience interviewing Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. My presentation which is entitled The Untold Story of How the Stories were Told, begins with a four minute video featuring Steven Spielberg explaining the genesis of his Foundation during the filming of Schindler’s List in Poland. That is followed by my 30-minute speech which details my intensive training and profound experience as an official interviewer for the project. The message I relate about antisemitism is, unfortunately, now more relevant than ever.”
Louis Schmidt interviewed Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation which was created after Steven Spielberg’s Oscar win for Schindler’s List. More than 55,000 testimonies bring the lessons of the Holocaust and a message of tolerance for future generations. Schmidt is a winner of three Emmy and four Ace Awards and the silver medal from the International Film and Television Festival of New York. He was formally a reporter for LOOK Magazine and a Senior Producer for NFL Films for over thirty years.