About Dr. Robert Fisch:
- “Yesterday is Past. Tomorrow is a wish. Today is the only time in which to do something.”
And do something, he has. Robert Fisch studied not only medicine, but also art and is still painting at over 93 years of age. As a Jewish man who survived Nazi Concentration Camps, Dr. Robert Fisch’s feelings about the Holocaust and his experience were a private matter. Now he shares his story so others might learn from the past. His book Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust, tells how he came to understand the power of love and freedom and led to the founding of the Yellow Star Foundation, a 501-3c not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping educate young people about the Holocaust using this book written by Dr. Robert Fisch.
In 1956 Dr. Fisch escaped to the United Stated, became an intern in 1957 and later a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. As a doctor of medicine he is internationally known for his clinical research on PKU, a genetic disorder. He studied art in Budapest and Minnesota and has participated in exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota and several local galleries.
While people of all ages seem to be deeply touched by Dr. Fisch’s message, the Foundation’s primary aim is to reach students of junior high and high school age.