The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz

The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz

A True Story of World War II

Book - 2011
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Tells the true story of a British soldier who was held in a POW labor camp in the summer of 1944 and willingly smuggled himself into the Buna-Monowitz concentration camp--known as Auschwitz III--to witness firsthand the cruelty there.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780306819650
Branch Call Number: 940.53185 AUS AVE
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Broomby, Rob

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Jason Wheelock May 21, 2012

Amazing first hand account of a British soldier who endured many harrowing exeriences in WWII and lived to tell of it. Great read!

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coalbanks
Aug 12, 2011

PTSD writ large. 60 yrs+ after WWII Avey relates his tremendous tale as a POW in Italy & Poland. As a captured private he was forced to work unlike officers. Post war he was discouraged from speaking about his experiences as he"had let the side down" by becoming a POWw & working for the enemy. Where did he work? AUSCHWitz! Next door to the extermination camps of Russians, Roma, Jews. Amazingly he snuck into the Jewish camp twice to witness the horrors which never left him.

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