Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Auschwitz--Reporting the Dead

You said that every day you would report the dead?

Yeah, we have to report every morning so we can draw the rations, you know.


But I didn't... I reported in the afternoon.

Who did you report to?

You have to give it over to a certain place, how many...how many...how many...in my room, how many alive, how many dead. You don't report the dead ones. You let them stay...We report them in the afternoon, because they had to draw the rations, you know, for the day.

What you said. But you would report to a German soldier or to Mengele...To who?

Yeah, whoever was in charge...No, not Mengele. Mengele didn't take care of the little things.

Uh-huh. Hm.

No. But he was...he was Czechoslovakian, German Czechoslovakian. He was in charge of our...on our block, you know.

Another prisoner?

No, he was a SS.

A, a, a Czech? Volksdeutscher?

Yeah, a German...a German Czechoslovakian.


He was a nice guy, yeah.

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