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.

Isaac Berliner and Diego Rivera: A Famous Collaboration Portrays the Reality of Poverty in Mexico

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  • Becky Rubinstein—Mexican Jewish writer and niece of founder of Mexican-Yiddish newspaper Di Shtime—describes the collaboration of Isaac Berliner and Diego Rivera on Berliner's book, La Ciudad de los Palacios, illustrated by Rivera.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Becky Rubinstein Wolochviansky.

This excerpt is in Spanish.

Becky Rubinstein Wolochviansky was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1948.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?