Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

March From Auschwitz I

So you joined the march?

I join the march. This was the last. We was the last one that day, we left Auschwitz. I think, if I'm not mistaken, was January the 30th, or the 27th, something, the days like this. They gave us, gave us like about...like one bread, you know, and everybody still would get like walk, walk, walk, walk until we got some, some trains, you know, a load of cattle trains. And they put us in and we go around for three days. Yeah, but we walk about 100 kilometers. I walk with an open appendix. I don't know how the hell I survived.

Did anybody help you?


Did anybody help you?

You couldn't walk no more, they shoot you. They let you stay...fall back behind. Behind there was a guard and they shoot everybody, whoever couldn't go no more. You could hear every five minutes a shot.

Did anyone... did any of the other prisoners help you walk?

No, you couldn't walk, you just sit down and sit 'til, until they come and shoot you. We was attacked by the partisans too, a couple of times. You know the partisans?

The...They attacked the prisoners?

They try to cut us off, you know, in Czechoslovakia. We was, we was going through Czechoslovakia and we hear sometimes, they say everybody to lay down, you know. They holler. They hear machine guns, you know, in the forest, you know. They say there was the partisans.

Was it cold?

No, can you close a little bit? Leave little bit open, I need a little air.

Was it cold in March?


Was it cold?

Yeah, it was wintertime, you know?

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