Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Memories and Nightmares II

You think of Auschwitz a lot?

Well, I used to. I used to, it used to drive me crazy at night.

What would make you think about it? Just the nighttime?

Just nightmares. Yeah, it comes back on you, you know. You're not doing nothing, you sit all day, you cannot work, you can't do nothing. What else you think but things from the past, you know. One of the psychiatrists told me, these things never, never goes away. It stays like, like built in you.

In your head. Are there some things that bring it back right away?

Yeah, when I start the day if somebody ??? fifty years. It felt like a picture. I used to get like flashes. Everything I see, everything on the TV, what happened. Sometime I used to go there and break the TV, you know. Some, that subject, you know.

Did you?

I didn't, but I wanted to. I used to holler, scream, and I...

When you went to the hospital, did that you remind you of the hospital block?

Yeah. I can't stay in hospital.

It's like you're back there again?

Yeah. Yeah, hospitals, also, and funerals. I never go. It's got to be something special I go and visit a hospital.

Why funerals?

I get sick. I get, my head start to...

Again, with Auschwitz.

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