Robert 0. Fisch, a survivor
of Nazi concentration camps, is a native of Budapest, Hungary.
He completed medical school in Hungary, and came to America in
1957. Dr. Fisch became a medical intern and eventually a
professor in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, where he
has practiced and taught ever since. Dr. Fisch is known
internationally for his clinical research on PKU (phenylketonuria),
a genetic disease.
Dr. Fisch studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts
in Budapest, the Walker Art Center, the University of Minnesota
and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work has been
exhibited in one-man and group shows in St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Washington, D.C., Memphis, Israel, and Austria.
For decades, Dr. 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.