Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Auschwitz--Selection IV

You said you had memories of the, the selections in Auschwitz. Did you watch a lot of selections?

It was awful. I watched selection every two weeks, sometime every week. And so many people, most people got selections. Selection was like this, I told you, everybody's undress, you know, stay in a line. He gave me chart in his hand, you know.

He gave you? He came with a chart.

With a chart. He had a little chart, you know, like chart, you know, chart. This was a chart. They have to take over the building, you know. We used to go look at it, you know. With the chart, look at it, put it in this hand. The other one we put in the others, like, in a pocket here. And after they went a little table, they put them both together you know, and whoever was, whoever was picking took out one chart from the, from the other one he make them pick it. Every pick it, he took it away.

The larger stack.

This mean they going, they going to crematorium. That's the way he was doing.

And people knew what that meant. People knew what that meant.

Of course knew.

So, what happened when he left?

Mostly Eastern Jews, you know. The Eastern Jews, you know. The only one who didn't, didn't believe, it was like a German Jew. How long.

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