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Spielberg group gives $1 million to Jewish museum

A foundation created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg is giving $1 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

world Updated: Jul 04, 2008 08:40 IST

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A foundation created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg is giving $1 million to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

The money from the Righteous Persons Foundation will go toward a new, five-story museum building being built in the city's historic section.

Spielberg helped establish the Righteous Persons Foundation in 1994 after directing his Oscar-winning Holocaust film, Schindler's List .

The museum was established in 1976 and is dedicated to telling the story of the American Jewish experience. It is constructing the new building in hopes of raising its profile and increasing the number of visitors. The new museum is set to open in 2010.