The director insists he had no idea his film about German businessman OSCAR SCHINDLER, who saved Jewish employees, would be such a hit while he was making it and he feared the worst.
He explains, "I was terrified that it was going to do the opposite of good. I thought perhaps it might bring shame to the memory of those who didn't survive the Holocaust - and even worse to those who did.
"I made the picture out of just pure wanting to get that story told. I thought it was important that at least my kids someday could see what happened."
Spielberg admits he has the same trepidation about his new film Munich.