Writer, Political Activist, Architect, SACP and MK member, banned person, politcal prisoner, exile, recipient of The Order of Luthuli in Gold.
Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein was born on 3 March 1920 in Durban, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) of European Jewish immigrants. He was the youngest of four children. Orphaned at eight years, he was brought up by relatives. He was educated at Hilton College in Natal. After matriculating, he returned to Johannesburg where he started work at an architect’s office, while studying architecture part-time at the University of the Witwatersrand. After qualifying in 1936, he worked full-time as an architect from 1937 to 1941.
• Anon, (2011), Presentation Of National Orders, Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein, from The Presidency, [online] Available at www.thepresidency.gov.za [Accessed 25 May 2011]
• Anon, Lionel "Rusty" Bernstein Profile, [online] Available at www.rusty-bernstein.com [Accessed on 27 May 2011]