As collective hate increases, Jewish film director Steven Spielberg is doing everything he can to combat it. That's why he's re-releasing the Holocaust drama 'Schindler's List' 25 years after it first hit cinemas.
In an interview with NBC news, Spielberg opened up about the film's legacy, noting that in light of increased anti-semitism, the timing of the re-release couldn't be more crucial.
"I think there is more at stake today than even back then," the director of the film said. "We have to take it more seriously today than I think we have had to take it in a generation."
Spielberg continued: "This is maybe the most important time to re-release Schindler's List. Possibly now more than ... when it was initially released."
The Oscar-winning tragedy tells the true story of Nazi businessman and war profiteer, Oscar Schindler (Liam Neeson) who spared 1,100 Jews from death during the Holocaust.
"Schindler was an enigma," said Spielberg, who used the film's profits to found the Shoah Foundation— an educational site that honours survivors of the Holocaust and shares over 55, 000 testimonies.
"He was a great manipulator. But there was something about him that he didn't share— he had empathy in a time where empathy didn't exist. He had a great deal of respect and understanding which he hid from his Nazi collaborators but shared with the jews."
Later in the interview, the 14 time Oscar nominee said that in the United States alone, there's been a 37 per cent increase in hate crimes against Jewish people since 2017.
But perhaps his parting words were the most powerful of all.
"Individual hate is a terrible thing," he begins, "but when collective hate organises and becomes industrialised, genocide follows. Hate needs to be taken seriously, more seriously today than in any other generation."
He says that this is 'maybe the most important time' to release the film'. This shows that revisionism is making it's mark. Spielberg must be terrified at what Holocaust revisionism is accomplishing.
He used the film's money to create a holocaust myth website, which is used to 'take hate seriously'. Please. We aren't 'hateful' Nazi thugs or gang members. We are normal people who wish to openly discuss the holocaust freely.
And even if we were a 'hate group', that is irrelevant to our claims. The facts matter, our opinions about other things do not.
Schindler has already been debunked, see