The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 29/09/2011
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THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III. In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a 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 labour. 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, 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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444714197
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 229g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
Hard to believe at first
I was eager to read this book after the storm it caused upon release with great speculation about the reality of the authors claims. I myself commenced the... READ MORE
The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
This book was unbelievably brilliant, from the outside it seems boring and dull.... BUT NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVERS!!!!!! I purchased it out of rando... READ MORE
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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
The book is very good reading, so realistic and frightening, words cannot describe how Denis Avery lived through this hell. What a brave man I have'nt fini... READ MORE
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very good read
loved this book...difficult to put down
The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
An emotional journey.
It is nearly impossible to comprehend what one man alone can endure. A captivating read (I was unable to put it down) leading through an emotional journey,... READ MORE
The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
I love this book.
I dont usually read history books but this is by far the best book i have read. It is a great portral of what really happened. It made me upset sometimes o... READ MORE