MUMBAI: Dreamworks SKG co-founder and Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg will present the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Ambassadors for Humanity Award to legendary actor and humanitarian Kirk Douglas.

Douglas will be honored for his commitment and support of the organization at an evening hosted by Billy Crystal on 22 October, 2008. The Ambassadors for Humanity event will feature a special performance by Bette Midler.

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute collected and maintains an archive of nearly 52,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses in 32 languages and from 56 countries. The Ambassadors for Humanity Award honors individuals who embody the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s goal of using the archive as a tool to promote tolerance, cultural understanding, and mutual respect.