Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Auschwitz--Working With Mengele I

So what did he ask you to do?

You had to do whatever. You had to take care. I mean, he happened to pick me to work on the, on the surgical department. In the room, you know, in the surgical, where they make surgery, you know. And he had to be in every, every surgery.

He did it himself?

Cutting hands, cutting legs. Yeah, but you know, it wasn't so good. You didn't heal. You didn't heal, you know. He had two hands, one had, one, one chart he put on this way, and one he put this way, after. And that with everybody. I, I know before who, who, who was going to the crematorium. I know before. I know his, his...he way he picked, you know. He was skinny, you know.

What did he look like?

He was skinny. He put so, so after he put it here in a little table. Whatever it was for a figure, you know. He took it in his hand. One time, you know what I did? He turned around. I took, I took one of the bones where they had too high. I put it above his eye. He seen me, too. You know what he asked me? "Is this your brother?" I say, "No." I didn't say nothing.

So, you saved somebody's life that way?

I don't know. Some, a few peoples'.

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