oliver lustig

4. November 1926 - 19. April 2017


On April 19. Oliver Lustig passed away in his sleep. He was born in Șoimeni near Cluj in Romania, he survived Birkenau-Auschwitz and the Dachau KZ-Außenlager near Kaufering and was an active board member for the CID until 2015.

Oliver was a military journalist with the rank of Colonel and wrote over 50 books about the holocaust. In August  2004 he retired from the Ministry of National Defense and was promoted to the rank of Major-General in retreat.

We will miss his gentle presence. Our thoughts are with his family.


The story of his family written by his son Cornel, can be found on this website here.


In the interview below Oliver describes his will to survive and what happened to his family.


oliver lustig