Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Smuggling II

So, you would smuggle in things into the ghetto and then sell them to...

Keep going back, from Mlawa to Warsaw. Then you have nothing then for three days you have no money, but with money you could buy everything.

Was there, was there a Judenrat in, in Mlawa?


Was there a Judenrat in Mlawa?


Did you know anybody in the Judenrat?

I don't remember the name, but there was a, a whole league, and they were the same. They make up like a Judenrat.

Were they involved in the smuggling, too?

Sure, they had a hand. But they didn't smuggle directly. They didn't have to. They got paid from everybody. But they know, you know, they come in just like free, eh...

So, what, what did the rest of your family think about this dangerous smuggling that you were doing?

Well, they didn't think nothing. They couldn't tell me what to do. I just did, you know, I can support them.

And your Father was still alive?

Yeah. See, my mother and the other brother and sister went back to Poland you know. We didn't see no end in Warsaw, you know. Everybody was dying. It was so crowded. No place where to stay.

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