Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Outbreak of War

Do you remember where you were when the war started?


Where? Tell me.

The war start September first.

And how did you hear about it?

Well, you hear the radio. You hear the radio. You know, we know already. We see lots of movement, you know. You see, they had two frontiers, the German- Polish border, you know. One was thirty-seven kilometers and one was, I think, forty-six, near the, near the city called Janow. You see, more toward Germany. And Pomerania was right near, six kilometers.




The corridor, the corridor where the war started. I know--I see you are familiar.

Little bit. So, did you see Polish troops marching?

Yeah, yeah, they used to still use the horses, you know. They still use the horses. You see, the war starts September 1st, and they already bombed a night before, the whole city. They cleaned it out. Everybody was surrounded, you know. Everybody was surrounded and everybody run--the Jews, to Warsaw, to Warsaw. I had a brother living there, my older brother lived through it.

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