No photo available. Represent Arnost Lustig? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 93,036 this week

Arnost Lustig (1926–2011)

Arnost Lustig was born in Prague in 1926. He had completed 7 grades when the Nazis prohibited all Jewish children from attending school. In 1942, he was sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Two years later, he was transferred to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald. In the spring of 1945, he escaped a train carrying him to his death in Dachau, ... See full bio »

Related News

Josef Škvorecký, 1924 - 2012

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arnost Lustig.

Known For


Jump to: Writer | Actor | Director | Producer | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (10 credits)
 2014 Listopad (writer) (completed)
 2013 Colette (story)
 1984 The Precious Legacy (Documentary short)
 1968 Dita Saxová (novel) / (screenplay)
 1964 Diamonds of the Night (story "Darkness has no Shadows")
 1963 Devilish Drive (short story)
 1963 Little Rabbit (Short) (story)
 1963 Transport z raje (book "Night and Hope") / (screenplay)
 1960 A Piece of Bread (Short) (short story)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(novel) "Dita Saxova". Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1994. ISBN-10: 0810111314; ISBN-13: 9780810111318 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on film adaptations of his books] In the case of Dita Saxová (1968), I think the book was better; the screen adaptation of Diamonds of the Night (1964) is as good as the book; in Transport z raje (1963) the movie sometimes goes beyond the book.


He and his family came to the United States in 1970 after the Soviets invaded Czech. He became a visiting writer at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1973, he became a professor at American University in Washington D.C. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good! PhatDaddy
Discuss Arnost Lustig on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page