Oscar-Winning “Schindler’s List” Producer and Holocaust Survivor Dies

Brank Lustig, who won an Oscar for his role as producer for “Schindler’s List,” has died at the age of 87.

Lustig, a Holocaust survivor from Croatia, died in Zagreb, the nation’s capital, on Thursday.

Lustig is best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” and for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” Most members of the famous producer’s family were killed during the rule of Croatian pro-Nazi leader Ustasha.

He was also an assistant director on Volker Schlondorff’s Oscar-winning “The Tin Drum” (1979) and was a local production supervisor on Alan J. Pakula’s “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), which was another Oscar winner.

Source: Branko Lustig, Oscar-winning producer and Holocaust survivor, dead at 87 | Fox News

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