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This is an auction for THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ, by Denis Avey.

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“THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ is the title of an autobiographical book by Denis Avey, published in 2011. Avey, a former British soldier and prisoner of war during World War II, writes about his time as a prisoner in Germany. During his imprisonment, he was told about "mass killings," and crematoriums at Auschwitz, a concentration camp near the prison where British soldiers like him were interned. Needing to witness this for himself, he swapped uniforms with a Dutch Jewish inmate. Avey smuggled himself into Auschwitz twice, using the cigarettes and chocolate from Red Cross packages to bribe guards. According to a BBC article explaining why he risked his life to smuggle himself into the camp, they note that "when Avey was told about the mass killings and smelled the horrendous stench from nearby crematoriums he vowed to witness the atrocities for himself . . . with the risk of almost certain death, he broke into the deadly camp and witnessed for himself the 'vaguely human' corpses piling up each day." Avey states that “despite the danger, I knew I had to bear witness.” According to co-author Broomby, the writing of his memoirs provided Mr Avey "with the catharsis he had not been able to experience for some 60 years..."

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Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

259 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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