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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz - A True Story of World War II

Denis Avey

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into the notorious concentration camp, Buna-Monowitz, known as Auschwitz III. In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a British POW labor camp, E715, near the site of 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 firsthand the cruelty of a place where slave workers had been sentenced to death through labor. Astonishingly, he survived to witness the aftermath of the Death March in which thousands of prisoners were murdered by the Nazis as the Soviet Army advanced. After his own long trek across central Europe, he was repatriated to Britain. For decades he couldn't bring himself to revisit the past that haunted his dreams, but now Denis Avey feels able to tell the full story-a tale as gripping as it is moving-which offers us unique insight into the mind of an ordinary man whose moral and physical courage are almost beyond belief.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Broomby, James Langton

Length:

9h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:25