Schindler's List: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2009

April 16, 2009 — On TUESDAY, APRIL 21 (9:00 p.m.-12:15 a.m. ET), HBO marks Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust remembrance day, with a special presentation of the multiple Academy Award winner SCHINDLER’S LIST.  Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle and Embeth Davidtz star in director Steven Spielberg’s epic drama about Holocaust survivors, their unlikely savior and the indomitable human spirit.  The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.  This is the first time in eight years that SCHINDLER’S LIST has been seen on television.

Immediately following the HBO debut of SCHINDLER’S LIST at 12:15 a.m., the ten-minute film IN PERPETUITY:  THE STORY OF THE USC SHOAH FOUNDATION INSTITUTE explores the organization’s history, mission and programmatic work.  Founded by Steven Spielberg, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute holds an archive of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, with the mission to overcome prejudice, intolerance, bigotry – and the suffering they cause – through the educational use of the testimonies.