Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Town of Ebensee II

Did you see any Austrians there? I mean, any Austrians, people who lived in the town.


Did you see any of the Austrians?

Yeah, there was Austrians.

And what did they do, nothing?

Nothing. They were scared by the German. They only give me a little water, that's all.

So the people in the town, they knew you were there. They knew you were in the camp. The people who lived in Ebensee...


They knew you were there, they knew you were in the camp.

Yeah. Sure, they know. They know, they know, they know what was going on. They know.

But no one talked to you, no one offered you anything?

They was afraid for themselves. You see, they still had, they still had in the city like pocket German. They don't, they don't know the war was over. Pockets they called, you know. They were shooting you still. They didn't know the war was over, you know.

Did anybody try to kill you for food? Did anybody try to kill you for food? Any other prisoners? Did you fight with any other prisoners?

No, they tried to steal. If they know you got bread, they try to steal it at night, you know. ??? you have to keep it until your breakfast. Under your head you had to keep it, like extra bread.

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