Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Memories and Nightmares I

What is it that haunts you about the selections? You said you remembered the selections most. I mean, any one in particular?

It's like taking someone or taking you to where you'll be dead in an hour. How would you feel, what can you feel? You feel bad. There's nothing you can do, and nothing you can save. I used to, I saved a few people, I pushed them between the bed, not to come out. I know they're going to take it or skin it or some Greek. The Greek was skinny, tall, skinny.

And when you had the nightmares, you dreamt that you were in the selection again?

No, but here was the bed, you know, the aisle for the bed. I used to push him in here. Because he went through, he didn't see it.

Did they survive?

I don't know if they survived. I doubt it. He was skinny, you know.

When you had nightmares about the selections...

Yeah, I used, I used to get, I used to get... Now I take a pill too, and it helps me, helps me to fall asleep.

Did you dream that you were selected?

I dream all the time that I was dead.

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