Obituary: Eva Friedlander

Obituary: Eva Friedlander

The Hungarian Holocaust survivor went on to be an Atlanta interior designer, refugee advocate and lecturer.

Eva Friedlander, age 95, of Atlanta, mother, grandmother, author, designer and lecturer, died Sunday, May 7, 2017.

She was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1921 and survived the Holocaust. Her experiences led her to become involved in the HIAS organization (, whose mission is to advocate for the protection of refugees and ensure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve. She was an Atlanta interior designer and art appraiser. Eva was active in community civic organizations. In her later years she began lecturing about the Holocaust, most often at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. She was the co-author of her memoir, “Nine Lives of a Marriage: A Curious Journey,” detailing her survival and life after the Holocaust.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Lewis Friedlander, Marietta; daughter and son-in-law Dr. Lynne Friedlander and Marc Goldman, Littleton, Colo.; and grandchildren Eva Marie and Katarina Friedlander and Jeremy and Ella Goldman.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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