President Obama and Steven Spielberg. / Susan Walsh, AP
President Obama praised a foundation Wednesday that collects testimonies from Holocaust survivors, saying they are sending a warning to the future.
"The voices of those recorded and unrecorded - those who survived and those who perished - call upon us, implore us, and challenge us to turn 'Never Forget' into 'Never Again,'" said Obama, the guest of honor at a dinner sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation.
Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of "Schindler's List," established the foundation 20 years ago. Its video archive includes some 50,000 personal accounts of the Holocaust and other genocides.
In his remarks Obama said, "we cannot eliminate evil from every heart, or hatred from every mind - but what we can do, and what we must do, is make sure our children and their children learn their history so that they might not repeat it."
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