Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Luba Fisher
 

[Luba was born in Odessa in 1906 and was killed by the Nazis during World War II. -- ed.]

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 Woszczerowicz.

According to Jonas Turkow, from the beginning of the German occupation of Warsaw she was in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Subsequently, she apparently crossed over to the Aryan side, but when the ghetto 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.

  • Jonas Turkow -- "Farloshene shtern" -- Buenos Aires 1953 -- Vol. 1, pp. 32, 124-127.


 

 

 

 


 


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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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