Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Return to Mlawa

And then, is that when you decided to go back to Mlawa?

Yeah, we see, we see we going to die here. You see, the ghetto was like this, a big wall, you know, right off the street, you know, a big wall with doors, you know. The Germans was walking on the other side and they come in inside. They needed the Jewish police, you know to stay inside you know, to let nobody, nobody out. You see, they work with the Germans, the police. They w...used to walk like here. They opened the door. We got out here, this way, you know. We still run away, you know.

And you used to smuggle yourself on the trolley, on the streetcar?

Uh, just in Warsaw, see we had the ghetto. We paid uh, see, we paid, we got in on the trolley and to let us off, he slowed up, you know. Not on the station, he slowed up and we jumped out.

Inside the ghetto? In the ghetto?


So you'd jump off. But what about inside the ghetto? You'd jump off there too?

In the beginning, yeah. This, this trolley used to go through the ghetto, yes. Yeah, we jumped off. He slowed down, the driver, you know. He slow down so we can jump out.

© Board of Regents University of Michigan-Dearborn