STAR FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT
The Yellow Star Foundation is a 501-3c, not-for-profit organization
dedicated to helping educate young people about the Holocaust
using Dr. Robert Fisch's book, Light From the Yellow
Star - A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust.
Light From the Yellow Star - A Lesson of Love from the
was written by Dr. Robert Fisch, a Holocaust
survivor. A native of Budapest, Hungary, Dr. Fisch is an
eminent pediatrician and artist. A hard cover edition was
originally published in 1994 for the exhibition of Dr. Fisch’s
paintings and accompanying text at the Weisman Art Museum,
University of Minnesota.
Recognizing that there are already many important Holocaust
education projects, the Foundation attempts to stay focused
primarily on the distribution of Dr. Fisch's book to
interested public and parochial schools. 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.
Because of the enthusiastic reception to Dr. Fish's many
personal classroom presentations, the Foundation recently
completed a video that brings the experience of a visit from
Dr. Fisch into every classroom. The video has four
sections (each around 10 minutes) and includes Dr. Fisch’s background, his
experiences during World War II, his return to Hungary, his work as both a doctor and
an artist, his classroom presentations and student response.
The Foundation raises money from individuals and
foundations to print and distribute the book and video to
schools, relying on all-volunteer help.