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2.3 People to contact

Dra. Alicia Gojman de Backal.

2.4 Personal Information

Dra. Alicia Gojman de Backal

Director

Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Comunidad Ashkenazí de México

Comunidad Ashkenazí de México, A.C.

Definitive Titular C Full time Professor FES Acatlán, UNAM.

PRIDE D. National Level II Investigator  

Acapulco 70 2° piso. Col. Roma

C. P. 06700, Delegación Cuauhtémoc.

Tel. (55) 5211-5688

e-mail: cdica@hotmail.com

3. IDENTITY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY PATRIMONY

3.1 Name and information of the identifying elements of the documentary patrimony proposed for their registry.

Name: Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Comunidad Ashkenazí de México.

3.2 Description

The Center of Documentation and Investigation of the Ashkenazi Community of Mexico includes the following collections:

I.

LIBRARY.

NAME OF FONDS OR COLLECTION

FIRST AND LAST DATES

NUMBER OF UNITS

1. Antique Hebrew Fonds

1568-1945

1400

2. Mexico Fonds

1927-2007

1156

3. Yiddish Translation Fonds

1918-1957

725

4. Incorporated Libraries

a. Boris Rosen Collection

1913-1990

1972

b. Alicia and Isaac Backal Collection

1930-2006

1156

c. Bertha Moss Collection

1950-1990

493

d. José and Eva Gojman Collection

1918-1950

157

The library keeps and safeguards 16,000 volumes, the greater part of them written in Yiddish and Hebrew, and a few in other languages such as Polish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Russian and others. It shows the importance of safekeeping the Ashkenazi culture in the world. After the Holocaust and the loss of all the Jewish communities in Europe, the CDICA made the commitment to fight for the

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