Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Ebensee I

I wind up in Mauthausen.

In Austria?

In Austria. I remember it now. I had a little sack, you know. I had little gold pieces, diamonds, something. I give it all away, you know. I wouldn't get it through, anyway. I have to undress, get disinfected, you know. What I, what I, what I wouldn't do for a quart of soup. And after that, there was the camp called Ebensee.


It's about a hundred kilometers from Vienna and Mauthausen, I think, in the mountains where they used to drill...We're gonna make planes or something. Twenty-four hours a day, they would drill. Drill you to get crazy. Listen to the drill. And there, one time, one, one, one night I come, they tell us not to go around in the camp, for they expect an air raid, you know. And I wake up in the morning, we, we see no guards, nobody. After a while, we see uh, some, some tanks come in, American tanks.

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