Zber Fiszel (Fiszel Zilberberg aka)

1909 1942
(Pologne) 1909 /   (Pologne) 1942

Fiszel ZBER (Fiszel Zilberberg, aka)


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 fondness. 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 learning of engraving. He learnt 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 14 May 1941 and was interned in Pithiviers on 4 July 1942. On 17 July 1942, he was deported to Auschwitz on convoy number 6. He was murdered by the Nazis.