Tuesday, March 9, 2004

'Schindler' DVD adds new features

By Margaret A. McGurk
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Schindler's List DVD Box
Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking film about a German businessman who helped Jews escape death in a World War II concentration camp, finally arrives on DVD today.

The release marks the 10th anniversary of both the movie and Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which he created to archive historical accounts from Holocaust survivors. To date, the foundation has collected testimony from more than 52,000 individuals in 56 countries

The new DVD includes an 11-minute account of the foundation's work, as well as a 77-minute documentary, Voices From the List, featuring unreleased commentaries from people who survived the war because of Oskar Schindler's efforts.


Schindler's List official site: www.schindlerslist.com

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation: www.vhf.org

The anniversary is also marked with the release of an in-school teaching program called "Giving Voice," created by the Shoah Foundation to help young people understand the consequences of bigotry and violence.

Among its many accolades, the 1993 film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won seven, including best picture.

E-mail mmcgurk@enquirer.com


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