Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Smuggling Family Out of Warsaw

So, you brought your family back to Mlawa? How did you do that? How did you leave Warsaw? Wasn't it forbidden to leave Warsaw?

Yeah, same thing as we smuggled.

All of them. So there was your mother, your three sisters.

Yeah, I had some relatives too I brought in too. My mother's sister and some kids, small kids. I had no choice. They had a little money. I took a...you...??? maybe we can find something. I went to Mlawa, it was a smaller place. You can find, you know, older, the Polish old guy, the farmers, you know, in the small cities to go and get something, a chicken or something.

And did your brother come too? Your brother from Warsaw, did he come with you?

No, he wasn't old enough. He stayed.

He stayed in Warsaw?

Yeah, he was still last minute in the ghetto. After somebody told me in Auschwitz, that there was somebody, you know, when they come and t...tr... transport? Somebody told me that somebody he saw, got...He asked was there anybody with the name Mondry there, you know. I could've, you see, if I had known before, I could've get him out. But I couldn't. You see he was skinny, always tall and skinny.

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