Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Abraham Mondry - June 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 1992

Ebensee--Other Prisoners

Did you talk to any of those men in the bed?

Yeah, we was talking. At one, at one time I wake up in the morning I, I see all three dead one time. All of 'em was dead. You see, how we know we dead, they didn't put their hands out in the morning. Five o'clock they walked up to count them, you know, count them, how many alive, how many dead. They didn't... Their hands up, means he's dead. They probably dehydration, I didn't know what dehydration means, before, you know.

So, you woke up in the morning there were three dead men with you.

There was only room in one bed, one night.

What did you do then? What did you do?

Do nothing. What can I do? I couldn't do nothing.

You couldn't get up?

You see we have to stick our hand out in the morning, like this, you know.


Use to have to count to get a ration, a little ration, but I didn't have nothing. The ration was, you know, a little, a little potato peels, you know. You're lucky if you hide a potato peel in the soup, you know.

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