Branko Lustig, Holocaust Survivor and Schindler’s List Oscar Winner, Dies at 87

Branko Lustig, Holocaust Survivor and Schindler’s List Oscar Winner, Dies at 87
Branko Lustig, a two-time Oscar-winning producer who survived the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, has died. He was 87.

Lustig’s death was confirmed on Thursday by the Festival of Tolerance, the Jewish film festival for which he served as president of for the past 13 years. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem told the Associated Press that Lustig died in Croatia on Thursday.

Lustig was born in Osijek in 1932, which was then a part of Yugoslavia, the Associated Press noted. During World War II, he lost many of his family members in concentration camps, including his grandmother and his father.

Later in life,
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