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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 »

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 2014 Listopad (writer)
 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)
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Other Works:

(novel) "Darkness Casts No Shadows". Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1985. ISBN-10: 0810107031; ISBN-13: 9780810107038 See more »

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[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.


His mother and sister survived the Holocaust but the rest of his family were killed along with six million others. He covered the Arab-Israeli Wai in 1948 in Israel while he met and married his wife, Vera Weislitzova, who wrote the poetry collection, "Daughter of Olga and Leo," about her family's fate during the Holocaust. See more »

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