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.

Estela Aizenman Stern Discovers important Yiddish Books in Mexico

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  • Estela Aizenman Stern, Mexican school teacher and Yiddish enthusiast, discovering historical treasures while working in Mexico on saving books in the library—Leon Trotsky's Mayn Lebn (1930), Life of Lenin in Yiddish (printed in Poland), and Dos Kapital (1918) among others.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Estela Aizenman Stern.

This excerpt is in English.

Estela Aizenman Stern was born in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Estela Aizenman Stern
  • Mexico
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Poland
  • Nicholi Lenin
  • Dos Kapital
  • Karl Marx
  • 1930s
  • Darwin
  • Freud
  • research
  • socialist
  • anarchist
  • Soviet
  • Bund
  • ideology
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Books
  • Latin America
  • Politics and political movements
  • Yiddish learning
  • Scholarship, Academia
  • Education
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia

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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