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A Última Testemunha de Auschwitz[Read] ➪ A Última Testemunha de Auschwitz By Denis Avey – Varanus.us The almost unbelievable story of Denis Avey, now , began in when he was captured and sent to a POW work camp He was put to work every day in a German factory, where he labored alongside Jewish prison The almost unbelievable story of Denis Avey, Testemunha de eBook ☆ now , began inwhen he was captured and sent to a POW work camp He was put to work every day in a A Última Epub / German factory, where he labored alongside Jewish prisoners from a nearby camp called Auschwitz The stories they told him were horrifying Eventually Avey s curiosity, kind heartedness, derring do, and perhaps Última Testemunha de PDF/EPUB ½ foolhardiness drove him to suggest and remarkably manage switching places with two of the Jewish prisoners in order to spend a couple of harrowing days and nights inside Miraculously, he lived to tell about itSurely deserving of its place alongside the great World War II stories, this is an incredible tale of generosity, courage, and, for one Jewish prisoner whom Denis was able to help, survival Amazingly, breathtakingly, it is told here for the first time.

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    Have Kindle books of harrowing days and nights inside Miraculously, he lived to tell about itSurely deserving of its place alongside the great World War II stories, this is an incredible tale of generosity, courage, and, for one Jewish prisoner whom Denis was able to help, survival Amazingly, breathtakingly, it is told here for the first time."/>
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    This book wasn t quite what I was expecting as a fair chunk of it related to battles fought in the desert I do realise that all these hard fought battles are valid in contributing to the outcome of World War II, but the title indicates that it s about someone swapping places with a Jewish prisoner of war and entering Auschwitz concentration camp It turns out that this swap was for a total of two nights, and covered just a tiny portion of the book, and whilst this appears an admirable thing to This book wasn t quite what I was expecting as a fair chunk of it related to battles fought in the desert I do realise that all these hard fought battles are valid in contributing to the outcome of World War II, but the title indicates that it s about someone swapping places with a Jewish prisoner of war and entering Auschwitz concentration camp It turns out that this swap was for a total of two nights, and covered just a tiny portion of the book, and whilst this appears an admirable thing to do, I do think that the title is something of a misrepresentation.Unfortunately the author comes across as quite arrogant, and most of his escapades appear to have been experienced only by himself, with no one to corroborate his many stories That in itself makes me question just how much of this account is true surely during any armed conflict, you are part of a unit, carrying out ops together in the company of your battalion, and on the orders of your commanding officer This is definitely not the case for Mr Avey, and he comes across as very self serving.There are many moving accounts from those who survived places like Auschwitz, and the horror and brutality that they suffered, both mental and physical , can only be imagined However, for me, this is not one of those accounts, in fact something about it just doesn t ring true P.S After completing my review, I felt really bad, it sounded so negative, so I decided to google the book, just to see if anyone else felt the same way that I did, and I discovered that there has been a fair amount of controversy regarding the legitimacy of the author s claims, and sadly I have to agree with those concerns


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    This book was a disappiontment Before I start reading, I expected That the story was going to be about Auschwitz Butthan 50 pages was about the desert When Denis finally arrived in Auschwitz, I discovered That he only pretended to be jewish for 2nights About This experience, he wrote ten pages And That was it The book was good but it goed you an idea about soldiers in world war two And not really about the jewish I think the book has a wrong title And a wrong plot To discribe This This book was a disappiontment Before I start reading, I expected That the story was going to be about Auschwitz Butthan 50 pages was about the desert When Denis finally arrived in Auschwitz, I discovered That he only pretended to be jewish for 2nights About This experience, he wrote ten pages And That was it The book was good but it goed you an idea about soldiers in world war two And not really about the jewish I think the book has a wrong title And a wrong plot To discribe This book , you can use the words desert , British soldiers ,. But not a man who went to Auschwitz And pretended to be a Jewish cause That s not where it is about , it is about a soldier fighting in world war two who was sent to Auschwitz as a soldier And has to work with the Jewish, not as One.If you want to knowabout Auschwitz And how the Jewish survived there, This is not a good book.If you want to read a story about someone helping the jewish, it is an amazing book


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    Description The almost unbelievable story of Denis Avey, now 92, began in 1944 when he was captured and sent to a POW work camp He was put to work every day in a German factory, where he labored alongside Jewish prisoners from a nearby camp called Auschwitz The stories they told him were horrifying Eventually Avey s curiosity, kind heartedness, derring do, and perhaps foolhardiness drove him to suggest and remarkably manage switching places with two of the Jewish prisoners in order to spen Description The almost unbelievable story of Denis Avey, now 92, began in 1944 when he was captured and sent to a POW work camp He was put to work every day in a German factory, where he labored alongside Jewish prisoners from a nearby camp called Auschwitz The stories they told him were horrifying Eventually Avey s curiosity, kind heartedness, derring do, and perhaps foolhardiness drove him to suggest and remarkably manage switching places with two of the Jewish prisoners in order to spend a couple of harrowing days and nights inside Miraculously, he lived to tell about it.Narrated by James Langton


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    A fascinating, emotionally charged tale of the horrors, sorrows and anguish experienced by Denis Avey s and his time in World War II, being captured by the Germans and the difference between the POW s and the Jews in Auschwitz The story starts before the war and goes through all the experiences from training for the war, fight, being a prisoner and life afterwards He talks not only about the problems, but the friendships he made One in particular was a friendship he made with one of the Jewis A fascinating, emotionally charged tale of the horrors, sorrows and anguish experienced by Denis Avey s and his time in World War II, being captured by the Germans and the difference between the POW s and the Jews in Auschwitz The story starts before the war and goes through all the experiences from training for the war, fight, being a prisoner and life afterwards He talks not only about the problems, but the friendships he made One in particular was a friendship he made with one of the Jewish prisoner he also told how not once but twice they swapped places and he was able to experience how the Germans treated the Jews while his friend got a chance to sleep and eat a little better for a change This book really gives you an insight into War, Prisoner of War Camps as well as the Concentration Extermination Camps and what is known as a Death March Not only is at an interesting story about the horrors of the war, but the emotional and psychological traumas experienced afterwards An interesting and compelling memoir to read, I would highly recommend it


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    I read a lot of books listen on WWII and the Holocaust, so this one was of interest to me especially reading about someone who chose to break into Auschwitz I had not read of anyone doing that except for the Boy in the Striped Pajamas but that was unwittingly I enjoyed The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz from beginning to end but just to let you know that the first half of the download focused mainly about his start in the war leading up to his time in the Italian POW camp for the Brit I read a lot of books listen on WWII and the Holocaust, so this one was of interest to me especially reading about someone who chose to break into Auschwitz I had not read of anyone doing that except for the Boy in the Striped Pajamas but that was unwittingly I enjoyed The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz from beginning to end but just to let you know that the first half of the download focused mainly about his start in the war leading up to his time in the Italian POW camp for the British and then on to the work camp in Auschwitz, where he was right there doing the forced labor with the stripees as they were called These POW prisoners didn t share the same camp sleeping quarters with the Jewish prisoners, and had a smidgenbenefits in that they weren t beaten for the pleasure of doing so by the Germans but that was about it Reading about the war of the British troops in the desert sands of Africa, Libya along with Egypt, Italy, was new information for me as much as I read, I still don t know all there is to know about WWII because I only recently began to have an interest an offshoot of reading about the Holocaust This will not only be of interest to those who know facts and figures about this part of WWII, but it I could see it being of significance to those of us who do not, as it was for me Reason being is that it is a full blown and absorbing account of Denis Avey s experience By the time he gets to Auschwitz it s the next half of the book so there s plenty to read for everyone One thing I was taken aback by was his response to his deceased father s leather bound book collection It wasn t even necessary to the story to mention and he never apologized for it.strange little twist


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    I m in two minds about this book On one hand it s a very sad, bleak but honest description of the horrors of war and the horrible suffering of the victims of the Nazi regime On the other it s the biography of a man who really doesn t seem very likeable.The Holocaust and other atrocities committed by the Axis powers as well as some Allied actions are some of the darkest blights in mankind s history For those who went through it their experiences are unimaginable The horror, the misery, the I m in two minds about this book On one hand it s a very sad, bleak but honest description of the horrors of war and the horrible suffering of the victims of the Nazi regime On the other it s the biography of a man who really doesn t seem very likeable.The Holocaust and other atrocities committed by the Axis powers as well as some Allied actions are some of the darkest blights in mankind s history For those who went through it their experiences are unimaginable The horror, the misery, the brutality of it all And for the author to have gone through it all and survived I respect him greatly.But respecting someone is not the same as liking them Throughout the book the author takes pains to show how insulated he made himself from his fellow men, from the very first day He also took the route he thought would benefit himself and only himself Every time he escaped he did so by himself He said it was because he didn t want to feel responsible for what happened to anyone else but to me there s almost a touch of cowardice in that sort of sentiment I can t claim to even begin to understand what he was going through but it still doesn t seem right to not help others when you can.The same thing happened when he was in the Auschwitz camp Again he highly insulated himself not even letting people know his real first name which surely couldn t have caused any harm The best thing he did there was helping Ernst and that s the most humane thing he did during the entire book I find it very hard to comprehend why he did the swap I get that it was an honourable gesture but I also think it was misguided and could have caused farharm then good Was it cruel to Hans to give him this small taste of better treatment before sending him back Could it have caused some resentment to him from other prisoners Could all the bribes and hard work to organise the swaps beenbeneficial if used to provide something better for the Jews rather than the swap We ll never know Maybe like Ernst s cigarettes those couple nights in the other camp helped Hans survive as well I don t think everything in the book happened exactly as told but memory is a tricky thing, especially after so long so any discrepancies I don t hold against the author The editors seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to verify as much as they can and supply details around all the events.A horrible time and something that should never be forgotten Lest we forget


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    What an amazing story Denis Avey A British POW shipped to a camp in Poland as a difficult prisoner found himself mysteriously working alongside prisoners who were even lower down the pecking order at IG Farben and wearing striped pyjamas These pitiful individuals were marched off to a separate camp at the end of each day Avey determined to find outand persuaded Ernst Lobethal to change places with him for 24 hours Avey managed to get a letter through to Ernst sister in Birmingham an What an amazing story Denis Avey A British POW shipped to a camp in Poland as a difficult prisoner found himself mysteriously working alongside prisoners who were even lower down the pecking order at IG Farben and wearing striped pyjamas These pitiful individuals were marched off to a separate camp at the end of each day Avey determined to find outand persuaded Ernst Lobethal to change places with him for 24 hours Avey managed to get a letter through to Ernst sister in Birmingham and asked her via a cryptic message to send the only thing that might possibly be useful Cigarettes To himself Which he was then able to give gradually to Ernst who was able to use them to trade Denis never knew until he was an old man that this single compassionate but wise act had in fact directly led to Ernst surviving the long march out of Auschwitz because he had wisely traded 2 whole packets of the precious cigarettes to have his shoes repaired with thick walking soles Ernst Lobet s five hour testimony has been preserved for posterity by the Shoah foundation and it was this testimony that Denis was finally shown only after his book had been written The book is the powerful testimony of one man who could not forget and, despite his nightmares and wish to just get on with life , eventually found a way to tell the story He was tested in the fire and not found wanting Despite the horror of Avey s war time experiences he tells the story with a light touch and does not miss opportunities for a touch of humour or a story against himself Avey s honesty about the attitude of postwar Britain to returning POWs does not make for easy reading it shines a light in some dark corners of national life yet he recounts this too without bitterness Some ignorant people have had the temerity to suggest that because some authorities claim that Auschwitz III did not have the famous sign over the entrance Avey s story is flawed Yet Avey himself points out that Primo Leviwho was also in that camp, mentions the sign no less than 3 times Sadly Levi died long before Avey began to tell his story or I am sure he would have been foremost in speaking out against such ignorant calumny Some people complain about the title of Avey s story I find these comments and complaints extraordinary Avey s determination to interact with thosedesperate than himself despite the extreme risk can be seen now as the defining moment of his life even though at the time it appeared to be just one event in a complex story It was this really that drove Avey to eventually tell the story It was this that defines the man and reveals his deep compassion, empathy and courage and reveals above all his determination to remain true to himself in a place dedicated to destroying people Avey s compassionate act, though it felt very small and inadequate to him had consequences far beyond those he could imagine and ultimately brought freedom and joy to one who was condemned to having his future and his past exterminated for the crime of being a Jew Two thousand years ago Jesus told a small band of followers the story of the Good Samaritan a story that has resonated down the centuries and influenced millions of people Yet the Good Samaritan carried out his act of compassion with no risk to himself.Avey chose not to look away or cross over the road


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    A very interesting and personal story of a British soldier during World War II who was kept as prisoner of war POW near Auschwitz The first part of the book covers his experiences in the desert of Africa where he fought against Italians and Germans It s almost impossible to imagine what it must have been like to be there but the author gives a detailed and authentic picture While I respect his braveness I must confess that I don t find him very likeable Only a good portion of luck let him A very interesting and personal story of a British soldier during World War II who was kept as prisoner of war POW near Auschwitz The first part of the book covers his experiences in the desert of Africa where he fought against Italians and Germans It s almost impossible to imagine what it must have been like to be there but the author gives a detailed and authentic picture While I respect his braveness I must confess that I don t find him very likeable Only a good portion of luck let him survive and many similar men who thought that they could get away with everything died.The second part is about Auschwitz As prisoner of war the author was kept under normal conditions near Auschwitz but not in a KZ This cannot be said about the Jews who had to work with them I have seen some documentaries and you can also find original footage from Auschwitz on YouTube It leaves you speechless and this is what has happened to the author as well He probably only tells parts of what he has seen and even these few things are very shocking.What I found almost unbelievalble is the fact that he exchanged clothes with a Jew to enter the KZ to witness the rest of the horror with his own eyes Actually he doesn t gain much knowledge and to me it looks like he is hiding his real motivation It does fit into his character though.In case you wonder why the author hasn t told his story earlier, my grandfather was a POW himself and he never talked about it, not even to my grandmother


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    This book is a personal account of a soldier during world war II, and while it focuses on how he was a POW working in the same fields as Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz, it also tells about his time before that, when he was captured by the Afrika corps, when he was wandering around Greece and Italy, and serving in Egypt But the tale of how he switched out with a Jewish prisoner not once but twice, just for a night, is the central draw of the story.I m not really big on history and nonfiction, esp This book is a personal account of a soldier during world war II, and while it focuses on how he was a POW working in the same fields as Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz, it also tells about his time before that, when he was captured by the Afrika corps, when he was wandering around Greece and Italy, and serving in Egypt But the tale of how he switched out with a Jewish prisoner not once but twice, just for a night, is the central draw of the story.I m not really big on history and nonfiction, especially personal tales because there s always the question of how much was made up when there s no one to prove or tell otherwise And if I question it, it makes me question the emotions I felt while reading the story, which I don t have to do in fiction because I know it s not real But there s a different emotion that comes when a story when it s supposed to be true.I m not sure how I felt about the believability aspect of this whole story With the title, I thought that he was helping Jews escape from Auschwitz rather than just taking their place for a day and letting them go back to their miserable existence after that So while this seemedrealistic than helping them escape, I m still not sure why he would do such a thing It seems a very vague basis to do such a dangerous switch, and his tone through the rest of the story has an arrogance to it that makes me question.It was still an interesting story, but I wouldn t recommend it to others as a must read


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    I m sure most of this account is true but as far as the Auschwitz swap is concerned I m afraid I don t believe it Most of the book is full of detail but the Auschwitz swap is covered in a few pages of description most people could write having watched a few films of this awful atrocity.This reads to me like a story of the war career the author wished he d had not the one he actually had Reading this book you would think Mr Avey single handedly won the war and revealed the truth about Auschwitz I m sure most of this account is true but as far as the Auschwitz swap is concerned I m afraid I don t believe it Most of the book is full of detail but the Auschwitz swap is covered in a few pages of description most people could write having watched a few films of this awful atrocity.This reads to me like a story of the war career the author wished he d had not the one he actually had Reading this book you would think Mr Avey single handedly won the war and revealed the truth about Auschwitz He is constantly frustrated by the officers and the fact that he isn t one He is desperate to be a hero.The book is flawed and anyone who has actually visited Auschwitz knows that the sign Arbeit Macht Frei work sets you free is actually at the entrance of Auschwitz 1 not Auschwitz 3 where Mr Avey supposedly saw it Maybe the mere idea of breaking into Auschwitz so appalls me that I cannot see the truth in Avey s account I hope I m wrong but I doubt it The only point I would make in Avey s defence is that the book has been written by a journalist who obviously sets the tone and this results in Avey being quite unlikeable from the outset

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