Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
[Luba was born in Odessa in
1906 and was killed by the Nazis during World War II. --
She was the daughter of the Yiddish
actors Liza Barska-Fisher and Herman Fisher. She studied at
Warsaw University, and in 1931 finished the State Drama
School in Warsaw and entered the Polish theatre.
As early as 1926 F. appeared
on the Yiddish state at the Kaminska Theatre. She was
the wife of the extremely gifted Polish artist Jacek
According to Jonas Turkow,
from the beginning of the German occupation of Warsaw
she was in the Warsaw Ghetto.
she apparently crossed over to the Aryan side, but when the
was completely sealed off, she was no longer able to
enter it nor send aid to her father and her sister Anya
who had remained there.
She herself, as a Jewish
woman, had to flee Warsaw. Later however, she returned,
only to meet a terrible death.
In 1929 she starred in the
film "Poylishe velder" [actual title was 'In di poylishe
velder"] based on the book by Yosef Opatoshu.
About the Museum
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4781.
Photograph from a private collection and not from the Lexicon which does not
display a photograph of Luba Fisher within its biography of her.
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