Eva Lasman interview


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Eva Lassman gave this oral history using the name “Anna” due in part to the activity of white supremacist groups in the Inland Northwest at the time of the interview. Lassman, a Holocaust survivor, has since passed and the decision was made to reveal her identity.

Eva Lassman was born Eva Bialogrod March 28, 1919 in Lodz, Poland. Lassman’s family fled to Warsaw after the Nazi invasion. She was sent to Majdanek three years later, where she a forced laborer. After her camp was liberated, Lassman met her husband Walter “Wolf” Lassman at a displaced persons camp near Munich. In the camp, Eva gave birth to two sons, Joel and Richard. In 1949, the family moved to Spokane, Washington, where their third son, Syl was born. After the death of Walter, in 1976, Eva began to speak more publicly about the Holocaust and her experience in the death camps. She attended was credited with lending her expertise to an Anne Frank exhibit at Gonzaga University in 2000 and received the Carl Maxey Racial Justice Award in 2006. Lassman died in 2011 and was buried in Mount Nebo Cemetery, where there is a memorial honoring the Lassman and Bialogrod families.



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Lassman, Eva; World War, 1939-1945; Holocaust


Eastern Washington University Archives and Special Collections (SPC 998-0494)

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