The collection mainly consists of 37 Audio tapes of interviews of Mexican Jews in Tijuana and San Diego from the mid 1990's
in Spanish, conducted by Elena Saad for a Master's Thesis entitled, "La Comunidad Israelita de Tijuana" (The Jewish community
of Tijuana). The collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten and printed materials regarding her
research on the Jews of Tijuana. Most of the materials are in Spanish. General descriptions of the material in English were completed by Marilyn Tom.
Elena Fishman de Saad was born in Mexico City. In Mexico she raised four children and then began her studies, receiving a
graduate degree in history from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1977. The family came to San Diego in 1982
and Saad began studies for a Master's Degree at UCSD. She presented papers at various academic conferences in Latin America
and the United States.
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This collection is open for research.