03-31-2011, 10:41 PM #1
Soldier, 92, breaks silence over Auschwitz heroics
LONDON (Reuters) – It took him more than 60 years to break his silence, but in a new book 92-year-old Denis Avey tells the story of how he broke into Auschwitz concentration camp twice to witness for himself the horrors of the Holocaust.
Avey was a British soldier captured during World War Two and sent to a labor camp close to Auschwitz where he worked at the IG Farben plant alongside inmates from the concentration camp, nicknamed "stripeys" after their uniforms.
While Avey, a headstrong, battle-hardened soldier, was told about the mass extermination of Jews and experienced the sickening smell from a nearby crematorium, he wanted to see for himself what was happening in Auschwitz.
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10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)
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HItting the Thanks button wasn't nearly adequate enough for me on this one Dark Knight. Thank you for posting this story.
I am in awe of this man. The horrors he carries with him are unimaginable and that so many now attempt to sweep it under the rug - there were so many unspoken heroes, bless his heart for speaking now. We must never forget.