The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

"Art Must Be the Thing That Transcends Time": An Artist's Awakening at Age Ten

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Joan Rudd, sculptor and Yiddish activist, recounts her travels through Europe as a ten-year old and how an encounter with an ancient sculpture in Capri taught her how art transcends time, an experience that motivated her to dedicate the rest of her life to art.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joan Rudd.

This excerpt is in English.

Joan Rudd was born in New York, New York in 1948.