by Denis Avey , By (author) Rob Broomby
Category: History / European
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 29 September 2011
Number of pages: 304
The international bestselling story of one British soldier's brave choice to exchange places with a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz.
What the papers say:
This 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 This memoir is an important contribution to a terrible chapter in history. Daily Express Denis is a hero in time of terror, a man of limitless moral and physical courage. Henry Kamm, New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner 'This is the most amazing Holocaust memoir it's been my good fortune to read...this is a beautiful, uplifting book about a real ben adom, a mensch, who saw evil and, instead of averting his eyes, did what he could to help the victims'. Washington Jewish Week an excellent memoir of survival. Publishers Weekly A unique war story from a brave man. Kirkus This is the incredible story of British soldier Denis Avey who broke into Auschwitz to uncover the horrors that were concealed there by the Nazis...This is a brutal account of what he experienced. There are some who doubt his story but don't let that ruin this extraordinary book. Press Association THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ will take your breath away. La revista de Ana Rosa (Spain) What starts as an act of reportage then becomes a moving and ultimately triumphant story of survival. Belfast Telegraph 'Exceptional'. Morgenpost (Germany) An astonishing heroic tale of a steady character. Judische Zeitung (Germany) 'An admirable story'. Periodista digital (Spain) 'A remarkable story'. De Telegraaf (Holland) A 'strange, brave and bracing story'. Canberra Times
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.
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