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.

"I Want to Paint Women with a Vision of Strength as Well as Challenge, so Isn't That a Politic?": Celia Dropkin's Politics as Expressed Through Her Art

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  • Elizabeth Starčević, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin, discusses her grandmother's political opinions, which she feels were expressed most clearly through her art and writing about and for women.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elizabeth Starčević.

This excerpt is in English.

Elizabeth Starčević was born in 1942 in New York, New York.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Elizabeth Starčević
  • Celia Dropkin
  • communism
  • feminism
  • poet
  • painter
  • painting
  • Politics and political movements
  • children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities, Beyond the Books
  • Poetry
  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Visual Arts

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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