Fritz Lustig (1919-2017) was a German-Jewish emigrant to England during the Nazi era.
Lustig was born on 31 March 1919. he arrived in the United Kingdom in April 1939 (his parents later left Germany for Portugal; his brother, Ted, to the United States, for whom he fought during the war).
He was briefly interned as an "enemy alien", at Peveril Camp, on the Isle of Man, in 1940, following the outbreak of World War II. He then enlisted in the British Army's Pioneer Corps, playing cello in its orchestra, but was transferred to the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre in 1943, where he eavesdropped on captured Axis officers at Latimer House and Wilton Park in Buckinghamshire, known then as "No 1 Distribution Centre" and "No 2 Distribution Centre" respectively.
While working for CSDIC he met Susan Cohn, also a refugee from Germany. They were married in 1945. She died in 2013. One of their two sons is the broadcaster Robin Lustig. The other is Stephen, a music publisher.
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- Fry, Helen (27 December 2017). "Fritz Lustig obituary". The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/27/fritz-lustig-obituary.
- Lustig, Robin (19 August 2014). "Back in the Isle of Man after 74 years". http://www.wanderingscribes.com/single-post/2014/08/19/Back-in-the-Isle-of-Man-after-74-years. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- "Fritz Lustig". http://www.theguardian.com/profile/fritz-lustig.
- "Fritz Lustig". The Times. 27 December 2017. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fritz-lustig-lj7pp0609.
- "BBC Interview With 97 Year Old Veteran Fritz Lustig". Trent Park Museum. http://trentparkmuseum.org.uk/bbc-interview-with-97-year-old-veteran-fritz-lustig/.
- "Professor Heinz Wolff, Aline Countess of Romanones, Tony Whitten, Fritz Lustig, Keely Smith". 24 December 2017. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jgzhf. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
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- Hitler came to power 80 years ago. I remember it like yesterday - reminiscence by Lustig, in The Guardian, 30 January 2013
- The M Room - BBC World Service radio programme featuring Lustig
- Secret Listener - interview transcript, 2012
- Video of Lustig speaking at a "Save Trent Park" public meeting, 16 June 2016 on YouTube
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