“I know I am privileged to stand here tonight because my parents were fortunate enough to immigrate to the United States before the Second World War. They were lucky to get out of Germany when they did, because several of my mother’s brothers and sisters did not survive Hitler. My parents never forgot the safety and freedom, which their new country allowed them, and neither have I.”
“To be honored by such an extraordinary organization as the Simon Wiesenthal Center is deeply moving and very humbling. The Center’s worldwide defenses of human rights, and its remarkable Museums of Tolerance in Los Angeles and New York, are powerful tools against Anti-Semitism and racial hatred of every kind….”
- Jerry Bruckheimer, film and television producer accepting the SWC’s 2012 Humanitarian Award for his support of the Wiesenthal Center, its Museum of Tolerance and other humanitarian causes.