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"Schindler's List" Steven Spielberg launches project to teach empathy


"The compassion shown by Oskar Schindler during World War II, which inspired director Steven Spielberg to make "Schindler's List," is the inspiration for a project aimed at the next generation. (

Spielberg spent Wednesday morning at the Chandler School in Pasadena, where he launched the USC Shoah Foundation's IWitness Video Challenge. 

Spielberg said, "the best way to teach empathy is with examples of it, so that maybe someday, kindness will be a natural reflex and not just a random act."

"Sometimes it seems as if there are still people immune to the notion of empathy, of compassion.."

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