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Ben Hecht by fellow Chicago Daily News reporter Gene Markey. 1923

78 Years Ago Hecht wrote, “We Will Never Die”

78 years ago, in March,1943, Ben Hecht organized and wrote the pageant, We Will Never Die. He was frustrated with American policy and Hollywood's lack of action over the Jews of Europe. The pageant was performed at Madison Square Garden for two shows in front of...

Happy Birthday, Ben Hecht

Screenwriter and activist, Ben Hecht was born on February 28, 1894. He would have turned 127 this weekend. He was born and passed away in New York City.

About The Project

Aviva Kempner, the director-writer-producer dynamo behind the critically acclaimed and award-winning documentaries The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019), Rosenwald (2015), Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009), Today I Vote for My Joey (2002), Peabody winner The...