Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Bribing the Police

And did you pay the Polish police?

Yeah, the, the, the driver, yeah.

The first time you went to the Polish police, how did you, how did you go to them and offer them money? How did that happen?

D...d...don't anger, don't look it, I want to get out here.

And you held the money to them?

They took it right away, don't worry. They needed it. They don't have nothing.

And the Jewish police, too?

Yeah, the Jewish police too you gotta pay. You know why you gotta pay the Jewish police? They gotta pay off the Germans. They used to pay, give their money to the Germans, all kinds they used to buy. So they had good guards. You know, good guards? They looked away. They know what's going on.

German guards?

They was walking on the street here. See, here, see, look see. This was the gate and there was the border, the sidewalk. They walked...the Germans walked on the other side, like in two. Back and forth.

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