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    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.

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    The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
    A True Story of World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Denis Avey, By (author) Rob Broomby, Narrator James Langton
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452652481
    ISBN 10: 1452652481

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940, TOPC/HOLOCT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET160
    Ingram Theme: CULT/POLISH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS043000
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    DC22: 940.53185385
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.53/1853858
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: D805.5.M66 A94 2011D
    DC23: 940.547243092
    Thema V1.0: NHTZ1, NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    11 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Denis Avey is a British Army World War II veteran living in Derbyshire, England. Rob Broomby is a BBC journalist who first chronicled Denis Avey's story of breaking into the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.
    Review quote
    "Langton ably narrates this audio version of Avey and Broomby's international bestseller....His narration is well paced and steady." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review