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Holocaust Survivor Eva Lassman Dies In Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Holocaust survivor Eva Lassman, who spoke out often against hate, has died in Spokane at the age of 91.

Former Mayor Sheri Barnard, a close friend, said Lassman died Wednesday evening at Deaconess Medical Center, The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday.

Born in Lodz, Poland, to an Orthodox Jewish family, Lassman was captured by the Germans after they invaded Poland. She was sent to the Majdanek death camp, but was later sent to a munitions factory and also cleaned the quarters of other workers and German officers.

She met her husband Walter Lassman at a survivor camp following the war. They moved to Spokane in 1949 and he ran Walt's Clothing shop before dying in 1976. Eva Lassman was outspoken about the Holocaust, and was recognized many times for her efforts to warn
about the insidiousness of hate.
      

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