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The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II

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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into the concentration camp, Buna-Monowitz, known as Auschwitz III.
 
In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a British POW labour camp, E715, near Auschwitz III. He had heard of the brutality meted out to the prisoners there and he was determined to witness what he could.
 
He hatched a plan to swap places with a Jewish inmate and smuggled himself into his sector of the camp. He spent the night there on two occasions and experienced at first-hand the cruelty of a place where slave workers, had been sentenced to death through labor.
 
Astonishingly, he survived to witness the aftermath of the Death March where thousands of prisoners were murdered by the Nazis as the Soviet Army advanced. After his own long trek right across central Europe he was repatriated to Britain.
 
For decades he couldn't bring himself to revisit the past that haunted his dreams, but now Denis Avey feels able to tell the full story—a tale as gripping as it is moving—which offers us a unique insight into the mind of an ordinary man whose moral and physical courage are almost beyond belief.

Synopsis:

While millions would have done anything to escape, one remarkable British soldier smuggled himself into Auschwitz to witness the horror and tell others the truth.

About the Author

Denis Avey fought in the British army during World War II and was captured and held as a prisoner of war in a camp near Auschwitz III. In 2010 he received a British "Hero of the Holocaust" award.

Rob Broomby is a British Affairs correspondent for the BBC World Service. He was formerly the BBC Berlin correspondent and has worked as a broadcast journalist mainly with BBC Radio for more than twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306821493
Author:
Avey, Denis
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Broomby, Rob
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of b/w photos
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust

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While millions would have done anything to escape, one remarkable British soldier smuggled himself into Auschwitz to witness the horror and tell others the truth.
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