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Herman Fisher

Herman Fisher (Fiszer) was the husband of Yiddish actress Liza Barska-Fisher, and father to their children Boris (who immigrated to the United States), Luba and Anka. While having acted in the Yiddish theatre for a time, he is perhaps best known as having served as Secretary and then President of the Professional Yiddish Artists Union in Poland in the early twenties (1920-21).

The union (acronyms: YAF in Yiddish; ZASZ in Polish), which was founded in 1919, was created to benefit the Yiddish actors and actresses in Poland and was based in Warsaw, with branch offices located elsewhere in Poland. By 1936, there were already 324 members of the union. When the Nazis invaded Warsaw in 1939, the union was no more.

 


►June 25, 1932
1000/32 (VM?)

This is to certify, that Mr. Herman Fiszer, a member of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland, has been unemployed for a long period of time and is in a dire financial situation.

It is being issued at the request of Mr. Fiszer for presentation at the State Technical Aviation and Automobile School* to support the application of his son Boris, student of class I of the school, for a fee waiver for his participation in a flying training course.

Signed by the President and Secretary of the Union.

*It was a school with a four-year curriculum, established in 1925.


August 16, 1932
1422/32 (VM21523)

CERTIFICATE

Board of the Professional Yiddish Artists Union in Poland, hereby confirms that Mr. Herman Fiszer residing at 6 Leszno Street, Warsaw (a member of this union) has been without work for a long period of time due to the liquidation of the Jewish Folk Theatre (30 Smocza Street, Warsaw) in which he was previously employed and therefore is in poor material condition. This certificate has been issued on Mr. Fiszer's request, in order to file it with Warsaw court of law.


►September 13, 1932
1575/32 (VM21524)

CERTIFICATE

Board of the
Professional Yiddish Artists Union in Poland, hereby confirms that Liza and Herman Fiszer residing at 6 Leszno Street, Warsaw are members of this union.

They both have been without work for a long period of time and therefore are in very poor material conditions.

This certificate is issued at their request to be filed with health insurance institution of the city of Warsaw as an attachment to the Fiszer's request for a deferment of payments.

The Board supports this request.


►December 12, 1932
2204/32 (VM21525)

Board of the Professional Yiddish Artists Union in Poland, hereby confirms that Herman Fiszer is a members of this association.

Mr. Fiszer has been without work for a long period of time. Although, since October, he is employed in the "Pavilion" Theatre in Warsaw, his salary is very low and he is not able to support himself as well as his large family.

This certificate is issued per his request, to be filed with Warsaw court of law.

 


►May 2, 1933
893/33 (VM?)

This is to certify, that Mr. Herman Fiszer, resident of Warsaw, 6 Leszno Street, who is a member of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland, has been unemployed for a long period of time and, therefore, is at the present time in a dire financial situation.

It is being issued to Mr. Fiszer at his request for presentation to the Internal Revenue Section of the Warsaw City Hall.

Signed by the President and Secretary of the Union.


►July 3, 1933
1387/33 (VM21536)*

Certificate

Central administration of the Yiddish Artists Union in Poland hereby certifies that Herman Fiszer, a member of the ZASZwP has remained unemployed for a longer period of time and for that reason he is now in a very bad financial condition. This certificate is issued to Herman Fiszer for the presentation to the financial and tax department, magistrate of the city of Warsaw.

President and Secretary


►October 28, 1933
2273/33 (VM?)

This is to certify, that Mr. Herman Fiszer is a member of our union.

Mr. Herman Fiszer has been unemployed for a long period of time and because of that he is in a very bad financial situation.

This is being issued to Mr. Fiszer at his request for presentation at the State Technical Aviation School in order to obtain a reduced tuition for his son Boris.

We support his application.

 President and Secretary of Z.A.S.Z.wP (Yiddish Artists Union in Poland)

 

 

 

 

 


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