Former Chicago Tribune reporter-editor Jerry Shnay will discuss Hecht’s efforts at 7 PM Saturday, April 14
at B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd Street in Homewood

Ben Hecht was a newspaper reporter and columnist in Chicago, a playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize, a screenwriter who won two Oscars, and a prolific writer. He was a zealous fighter for his beliefs and causes, whether it was his stand against censorship in both the court and on the screen, or his fervent financial and moral support of a homeland for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust – a campaign that cost him dearly.
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