The Brooklyn Rail

APR 2016

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HEDDA STERNE: Passport to Safety

In October 1941, Hedda Sterne arrived in New York as a World War II refugee. The artist rarely discussed details of her journey, but occasionally reflected that she had only narrowly escaped her native Romania in the face of Nazi persecution. When The Hedda Sterne Foundation began processing the artist’s archives in 2015, Sterne’s 1941 passport offered a first detailed glimpse into this largely unknown chapter of her biography.