How the Past Speaks to the Present: Ben Hecht's Message to the World Today

April 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki A-201

Prof. Julien Gorbach, U H Manoa School of Communications, will discuss the life, work and relevance for today of Ben Hecht, the legendary "Shakespeare of Hollywood." Hecht was a Chicago crime reporter and a leading Hollywood screenwriter, who played a critical role in history by shattering the American media silence about the Nazi's Final Solution to "the Jewish Question." His calls to save "the soul of man" in the 1930s and 1940s continue to ring true in today's world. Prof. Gorbach is most recently author of The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist, Purdue University Press, 2019. The talk is free and open to the public.


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History, Mānoa Campus

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Peter H Hoffenberg, (808) 956-8497, peterh@hawaii.edu

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