Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Auschwitz--Other Prisoners II

You told me the story about a Polish Jew who... who left his spoon in the barracks. Remember?


You told me... Last time you told me a story about a Polish Jew who left his spoon...

No, a German Jew.

A German Jew, right. And you went and got the spoon for him?

Yeah. I feel sorry for him. I just figured, he don't know where he goes, you know. Better off he don't know. No, he was a German Jew.


He didn't... He was... he was positive he's going... They'll send him to a...

A sanitarium.

a holding place, you know, holding places?

A sanitarium.

A sanitarium.

But you knew he was going to die, right?

Yeah, I know where he goes. I told him... There was another young fella that picks him too. He... he'd say, "You're a stupid German Jew"... He told... "You're stupid. You don't know where you're going? You need a spoon?" He said, "The rats will eat and there will be nothing left of you," he told him. But I feel, like sorry. He told him ??? before he died. He don't know, see, he better off, you know. Doctor, sit down. I... I won't forget you. I'm going to need two tapes if you can get me out.

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