Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Ebensee IV

Let me take you to Ebensee again. Everybody was for themself because they had to be, right? To survive.


You told me that they were killing each other there.

Well, you see, what happened. One day, they called everybody on the, on the Platz, you know. And on the, on the, on the lane, we had an Appell, you see... Nobody should work. At night, nobody should come out at night where they stick to bomb the place, the Germans. When I woke up in the morning, I see no guards on the things. No guards, you know. Then after awhile, I see some soldiers, American soldiers coming in, in the hospital. You know, they, they didn't free the camp 'til May the 7th. I think in the, the 5th was the war over. You know, they couldn't find the camp. Only, only a, a black guy attend to us, you know. But eventually they find the camp.

Before they came, you said that the prisoners were killing each other.

Uh, probably was getting senile, didn't know what they was doing. See nobody wanted to live. We didn't think we'd be, be alive, nor be we alive ??? We didn't think, even if the war ended, we'd be alive, they would finish it up.

Before they left.

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