Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Auschwitz--Smuggling in the Camp I

You see, we had, I used, I used to know, you know, a couple of SS, the guards, you know, young guys. One we name him panienka. He looked like a girl, you know. We call him panienka. Polish panienka means a girl.

That was his name?

No, we called him the name.

Called him that...

He used to smuggle. He used to black market with us. I gave him, one time, I went after the Sonderkommando, with the woman's work. I went with the guard, you know. I tell him, I says, "Take me there," so he, so he then one time, I like to...an electrician they put me down as an electrician, you know. So, he has to go with me, you know, 'cause they wouldn't let us out. If there was one prisoner, there would have to be two soldiers, not one. So this girl, you'd send signals try to come out, I got something for you. This girl, you know, she find something, you know she find in the, in the transport, on Hungarian transport. She find a, a golden cigarette box full of diamonds, with diamonds, you know and she hide it, she hide it or something, when they have to put everything in a box. They catch you, boy, out you go.

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