Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Fate of Family

Tell me, you knew you had a brother in Israel.

Yeah, I had a brother. I didn't know, I find out three years after.

In 1948. What about everybody else? When, when did you find out about everyone else in your family?

See, I have a cousin. He now lives in Concord, Georgia. He liberated Amsterdam, you know. A first cousin. He liberated Holland, you know, with the English Army. He left, he left Poland two weeks before the war, through Romania, you know, with the last train they let through. Illegal, you know. And he got, he got to Israel. And he enlisted himself in the army, you know. In English Army. He looked for me but he said nobody know. He was, he told me he looked for somebody. After one time I got a letter, I got, here in America, not, not in Italy.


About he's in Amsterdam. He's in Holland. He married a, a, a Dutch girl, a Jewish Dutch girl...

So you knew about one cousin and you knew about your brother.

And I got one cousin here.

And you knew about a cousin here. When did you find out about the rest of your family? Officially. Was there ever an official notice that they were dead.

There was no official notice.

You just knew they were dead.

I know nobody survived.

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