Soldier, 92, breaks silence over Auschwitz heroics

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    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.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110331/stage_nm/us_auschwitz_book
     
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  3. TallCoolOne

    TallCoolOne Registered Lurker

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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.

    Godbless.
     

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