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Isaac Berliner and Diego Rivera: A Famous Collaboration Portrays the Reality of Poverty in Mexico
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Isaac Berliner and Diego Rivera: A Famous Collaboration Portrays the Reality of Poverty in Mexico1 minute 52 seconds
Personal Connections to Yiddish Alongside Mexican and Hebrew Cultures1 minute 18 seconds
Yiddish as a Priority for the Survival of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture2 minutes 17 seconds
Reading Sholem Aleichem with Ink Stained Hands: Memories of Yiddish in My Mexican Jewish Home1 minute 17 seconds
Di Shtime: Moises Rubinstein, Founder of A Yiddish Newspaper for Jewish Community in Mexico2 minutes 55 seconds
Underwear and Packed Lunches: Jewish Immigrant Beginnings in Downtown Mexico City2 minutes 58 seconds
"To Speak of the Glantz is to Speak of a Dynasty": The Jacobo Glantz Family Legacy2 minutes 22 seconds
La Bonita: Memories of a Mother's Assimilation to Mexico1 minute 4 seconds
Reconstructing Memories of Jewish Life in Mexico: Culture, Jobs, and Education3 minutes 12 seconds
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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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