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"We will never die" script

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0107 | RG Number: RG-24.016.01

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    "We will never die" script is a photocopy of a script for the play "We Will Never Die," written by Ben Hecht and performed at various locations across the United States in 1943 to raise awareness of atrocities being committed against Jews in German-occupied Europe. Handwritten annotations may be from Kurt Weill, whose name appears on the title page.
    inclusive:  1943
    Collection Creator
    Ben Hecht
    Ben Hecht was a well-known screenwriter and a Zionist activist who was known for his support of the creation of a Jewish Army in Europe.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The "We will never die" script is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964.

    Administrative Notes

    A copy of the script was made and given to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in July 1992 by Bret Werb, who had obtained his copy from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at the New York Public Library. Werb does not know whether the copy in the Rose Collection came from Kurt Weill, who wrote the musical score to the play; Weill's name appears on the cover page.
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