GETSL LUSTGARTN (1907-June 14, 1969)
He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland. He studied in religious primary school and yeshiva. He was a boot-maker who became involved with the Bund, in which he was active his entire life. From 1930 he was living in Warsaw. During WWII he was captured in Soviet Bialystok, was arrested several times, and exiled by the Soviet authorities. After liberation he returned to Poland and in 1948 he left for Israel. In book form: In vander un gerangl, 1939-1968 (Wanderings and struggles, 1939-1968), memoirs (Tel Aviv, 1968), 274 pp. He died in Tel Aviv.
Sources: M. Frenkel, in Unzer shtime (Paris) (June 28, 1969); H. K[empinski], in Unzer tsayt (New York) (October 1969).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 326.