Collection of the Center of Documentation and Investigation of the Ashkenazi Community in Mexico (16th to 20th Century)

Documentary heritage submitted by Mexico and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

Samuel Yafe-Ashkenazi - Commentary of the Midrash Sifra about Leviticus

Collection of 16,000 volumes, the greater part written in Yiddish and Hebrew, but also in languages such as Polish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Russian and others relating to the Ashkenazi culture. It preserves and disseminates the Ashkenazi culture, the culture of the Jewish people that was on the verge of disappearing during the Nazi era. It also safeguards the historic memory of the Jewish minority in Mexico that arrived from Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Year of submission: 2008
  • Year of inscription: 2009
  • Country: Mexico
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