In loving memory & dedicated to
Dr. Ram Ishay
Life & Work
Dr. Ram Ishay was born on April 17th 1931 in Soussa, Tunisia, to Miriam and Yosef Ishay.
He had five sisters and two brothers.
Until world war II family Ishay enjoyed a comfort and peaceful life. During the rule of the Vichy regime in France the jews in Tunisia began to suffer under different persecutions. The Nazi occupation had worsen the situation. The possession of the family was confiscated, Ishay was expelled from school, all jews were forced to wear a yellow star and his father and brother were compelled to force labor. Luckily enough, Tunisia was freed by the allied forces in 1943, six months after being under the german occupation.