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Letter from Bob Miller, Governor of Nevada to Stephen Spielberg (Los Angeles, Calif.), February 2, 1994



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THE STATE OF NEVADA 2501 E. Sahara Avenue BOB MILLER TELEPHONE Governor Las Vegas, Nevada 89158 (702) 486-4500 February 2, 1994 Steven Spielberg Amblin Corporation 100 Universal Plaza, Bungalow 477 Universal City, CA 91608 Dear Mr. Spielberg: For a number of years the State of Nevada has been a leader in the field of Holocaust education. More than 15 years ago the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas formed a Holocaust education committee that served surrounding areas, as well as Reno, with a number of excellent conferences for teachers, students, and community members. In 1989 I was pleased to further those efforts by establishing the Governor's Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust. Through the efforts of the Council, Holocaust education has been provided throughout the State of Nevada. Your film "Schindler's List" has made a tremendous impact on the people of Nevada, and has galvanized the interest of our educators, our church leaders, and our youth. My wife, two children and I saw it together and were very moved by the experience. On behalf of the citizens of Nevada, it would be a pleasure to present you with a special award in recognition of the film's importance relative to Holocaust education. On April 6, 1994, more than 300 educators will gather in Las Vegas for the 1994 conference, "Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust." In addition, hundreds more around the state will participate by satellite. If your schedule permits, the presentation of this award to you would be the high point of the conference. However if you are unable to join us on that date, I would be happy to .oi-:o<> attempt to arrange for a presentation at a more convenient time. Thank you for giving me and my family the opportunity to experience the very emotional message which your latest film communicates. Sincerely BOB MILLER Governor