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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz


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The international bestselling story of one British soldier's brave choice to exchange places with a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz.

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Denis Avey was born in Essex in 1919. He fought in the desert during the Second World War and was captured and held as a Prisoner of War in a camp near Auschwitz III. In 2010 he received a British Hero of the Holocaust award.Rob Broomby is a British Affairs correspondent for the BBC World Service. He was formerly the BBC Berlin correspondent and has worked as a broadcast journalist mainly with BBC Radio for more than twenty years.


A 'strange, brave and bracing story'. - Canberra Times A simply written, compelling account of the extraordinary actions that eventually earned him teh British Hero of the Holocaust awards. - Saturday Agean excellent memoir of survival. - Publishers WeeklyDenis is a hero in time of terror, a man of limitless moral and physical courage. - Henry Kamm, New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winnerThis is a most important book, and a timely reminder of the dangers that face any society once intolerance and racism take hold. - Sir Martin Gilbert'His descriptions are terrifyingly vivid. His bravery in saving the life of a Jewish prisoner is inspiring'. - News of the WorldA unique war story from a brave man. - Kirkus

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