January 4, 2019
Gabriel ZENDEL
January 4, 2019

Fiszel ZBER (born Fiszel Zilberberg)


Fiszel Zber grew up in Plock, a romantic city in Poland where a Jewish community had settled. His father, who was a grocer, did not oppose his son’s artistic leanings. At the age of sixteen, he studied painting and engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He was awarded a scholarship to continue his study of engraving. He learned the woodcut technique and specialized in it. He only took an interest in painting when he arrived in Paris in 1936. In 1938, he published an album prefaced by Jacques Delaprade, which he gave to the National Library. During World War II, Zber and his wife Bender joined the Résistance. Fiszel Zber was arrested on May 14, 1941 and was interned in Pithiviers on July 4, 1942. On July 17, 1942, he was deported to Auschwitz on convoy number 6. He was murdered by the Nazis.