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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Reading Sholem Aleichem with Ink Stained Hands: Memories of Yiddish in My Mexican Jewish Home
1 min 17 sec
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Di Shtime: Moises Rubinstein, Founder of A Yiddish Newspaper for Jewish Community in Mexico
2 min 55 sec
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Underwear and Packed Lunches: Jewish Immigrant Beginnings in Downtown Mexico City
2 min 58 sec
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"To Speak of the Glantz is to Speak of a Dynasty": The Jacobo Glantz Family Legacy
2 min 22 sec
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Reconstructing Memories of Jewish Life in Mexico: Culture, Jobs, and Education
3 min 12 sec
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