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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Denis Avey Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into the notorious concentration camp Buna-Monowitz, known as Auschwitz III. In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a British POW labor camp, E715, near the site of 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 firsthand 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 in which thousands of prisoners were murdered by the Nazis as the Soviet Army advanced. After his own long trek 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 unique insight into the mind of an ordinary man whose moral and physical courage are almost beyond belief.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tania Easton | 2/18/2014

    " fascinating read, and a very moving one, about a very courageous man. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sonja | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting book but I didnt finish reading it. The book has been subject to some enquiries as to whether the accounts within it are true. Sometimes all of the instances that are mentioned seem a little like too many things happening to the one person. If the accounts are all true and did happen, then it would truly be an amazing account. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ella | 2/14/2014

    " Totally amazing book. Really moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard Condie | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book. To think that this story remained untold for as long as it did testifies to the great power of evil people experienced in Auschwitz. Harrowing but worth the effort. Reminded me a bit of "The boy in striped pajamas" which is a must read. "

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About the Author

Denis Avey is a British Army World War II veteran living in Derbyshire, England.