Steven Spielberg: “I see in the US a proud anti-Semitism with its hands on its hips, like Hitler and Mussolini”



Guest of Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday evening Steven Spielberg made a hard lunge on contemporary American society. He said: “Anti-Semitism has always been there, either just around the corner and slightly hidden but always lurking, or it was much more blatant like in 1930s Germany. But I have never seen anti-Semitism since more lurking, but standing proud with his hands on his hips like Hitler and Mussolini, daring us to challenge him. I’ve never experienced that in my entire life, especially in this country.”

Spielberg also spoke at length about his latest film, The fabelmans nominated for seven Academy Awards, his most autobiographical title in which he tells the story of his family, his parents’ divorce and the birth of his passion for cinema. The film also tells how as a teenager, after being raised as a practicing Jew, he had distanced himself from religion and was ashamed to declare it in front of his other friends.

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Who knows his cinematic arc, the documentary is inevitable Spielberg of HBO visible on Sky, he knows that it will take a long time to reconcile with his Jewish identity and religion. Cinematographically it will come with the masterpiece of Shindler’s list in which by telling the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved more than a thousand Jews, he also finds a way to tell the roots of his family.

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by our correspondent Arianna Finos

“Somehow, the marginalization of people who are not part of a sort of majority race is something that has been insinuating us for years and years and years… – continued the director – Hatred has become a kind of belonging to a club that has gotten more members than I ever thought was possible in America,” he said. “Hate and anti-Semitism go hand in hand, you can’t separate one from the other.”


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