The Fisher Family
War II, many European countries, especially those in the East, were home
to many fine Yiddish troupes and theatres. Yiddish plays were performed
throughout in countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Russia (though it was
banned for a time), Rumania, to throngs of appreciative audiences.
Nazi murders and their collaborators, in their attempt to rid the world
of Jews, also destroyed the lives of many of those once active in the
once-vibrant Yiddish theatre. Many Jews were forced into ghettos. Many
died there or elsewhere, by one horrible means or another.
This room is a tribute
to the dear Fisher family. In the years before the War they took part
in Yiddish theatre and film, in a Poland once rich and diverse in
Each who met their end during the War had made their mark, forever
etched in Jewish memory, not only by their contribution to Yiddish
theatre, but to Yiddish culture as well.