Book Review – The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz by Denis Avy
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 18th August 2011

This is the 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 nearby.  He had heard of the brutality meted out to the prisoners there and was determined to witness what he could.  He hatched a plan to swap places with a Jewish inmate and smuggled himself into a sector of the camp where he experienced at first-hand the cruelty of the Nazis.  Astonishingly he survived and after his own long trek across central Europe he was repatriated to Britain.  It’s a tale as gripping as it is moving and has taught me much more about a subject I thought I knew a lot about.

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