Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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


Were you relieved that you survived?


Were you relieved? Were you happy that you survived?

Sure, everybody want to live. I don't want to miss nothing. I didn't miss nothing. I'll tell the truth. I have it pretty good here too. I come in 1949, I come to New York, you know. I don't want no help from nobody. I get a little black market illegally too.


I was stealing, you know, so I could survive...I was stealing on the stock exchange, you know, the dollar, buying and selling. There can be a number, you know.

Did you try to find out about your family?

Yeah. Try...What's the use of trying? I didn't find...Nobody knew. Nobody knew nothing. I had one sister, she was worser, she was engaged. She was...You know, a religious schoolteacher. You know ??? schoolteacher? And her...her boy...her fiancé ??? somebody ??? he run away ??? somebody to bring him, smuggle him over, but I never hear.

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