1929Yehuda is born into a traditional Jewish family in Moravian Ostrava
1942He is deported with his parents and one sister to Theresienstadt, in December 1943 to Auschwitz
1945following the death marches to Mauthausen and Gunskirchen, Yehuda is liberated on May 5th. He takes up temporary residence in a provisionary youth asylum in the small castle of Stirin close to Prague together with other orphans both of Jewish and German origin which was founded by the humanist Premysl Pitter. The art historian and writer H.G. Adler refers Yehuda to the art academy of Prague where he receives private studies with Prof. Willy Nowak, a friend of Max Brod and Kafka
1946-1951based on the recommendations of Max Brod, Yehuda begins to study with Mordechai Ardon (Max Bronstein, teacher at the Bauhaus) at the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. Thanks to his mentor, Prof. Hugo Bergman, he comes into close contact with the circle of Jerusalem intellectuals that includes Martin Buber and Gershon Scholem
1951-1959Yehuda teaches art at the Brandeis School in Jerusalem and studies himself at the Central school of art in London and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris
1959he is called to teach as a professor for grafics and drawing at the Bezalel academy in Jerusalem. He takes up advanced studies at the Central School of Art in London (1963-1964) and the Graphics Center of the Pratt Institute in New York City (1971-1973)
1994Yehuda retires from Bezalel Academy after 35 years. Since then he continues to work as a freelance artist in Jerusalem

His works are represented in many private and public collections,
the latter including
theYad Vashem and Lo-hamei Ha-getaot museums in Israel;
the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum
and the Imperial War Museum in London;
the Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California;
and the Museum am Dom, Germany