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Mexicaner Shriftn came out regularly during four months. The number of pages varied between 24 and 30.

The Center of Documentation only has two samples from 1936 and 1937, which are unique samples.

b) FOROYS (Forward)

It was edited by the Society for Culture and Assistance, institution founded by a group of people arriving in Mexico from Poland of “Bundist” ideology (Jewish socialism). It was edited beginning in 1942 as a monthly magazine. Its editor and manager was N. Zfas.

The CDICA has 95 volumes that go from January 1943 to February 1983.

c) TRIBUNA ISRAELITA (Jewish Forum)

At the beginning it was an organ of the B´nei Brith Lodge (1944) and later on of the Anti-defamation Committee. This publication became the representative of the Central Committee and it published articles by its usual collaborators and by distinguished Mexican and foreign writers.  

In the library we have a volume that goes from June, 1945 to October, 1947 and 174 magazines that embrace the period of January, 1947 to December, 1986.

III. HISTORIC ARCHIVE.

NAME OF FONDS OR COLLECTION

FIRST AND LAST DATES

NUMBER OF UNITS

1. Ashkenazi Kehillah

1928-1985

75 boxes

2. Central Committee

1938-1996

222 boxes

3. Jewish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

1931-1957

74 boxes

4. Mexican Council of Jewish Women

1942-1979

39 boxes

5. Zionist Organizations

1940-1971

153 boxes

6. Incorporated Fonds

   a) Dunia Wasserstrom

   b) Benjamín Kowalsky

   c) Nahum Wengrovsky

   d) Jacobo Glantz

   e) Tuvie Maizel

   f) Buzia Kostov

   g) Jane Fishbein

1938-1980

1931-1992

1942-1973

1935-1981

1968-1979

1960-1967

1960-1990

74 boxes

24 boxes

9 boxes

33 boxes

1 box

1 box

2 boxes

The Center of Documentation safeguards files of various community institutions.

1) ASHKENAZI KEHILLAH FONDS(1928-1985)

Ashkenazi Kehillah in Mexico

On the second day of Passover in 1922, 28 Ashkenazi Jews gathered to create a congregation. The proposed name of the institution would be Nidjei Israel (Outcast from Israel), because they felt somewhat rejected. The community would be based on orthodoxy and thus it should fulfill the 613 mitzvot (good actions) that every Jew must perform according to the Torah. Finally, Rabbi Samuel Eliezer Dan said that his father’s name was Israel and this way he remembered

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