And I love the word “pal”.
“Here ya go, pal. Just put this uniform back on and march back into that death camp. Nice knowing ya’, pal.”
Doesn’t pass the smell test.
From the last paragrph of the article: “The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation has honoured Mr Avey with a diploma. A spokesman in Israel said: ‘We feel that his story is genuine,’ adding that a fellow survivor corroborated his account to the foundation’s satisfaction.”
I’ve known several holocaust survivors who never discussed their experiences with their family or anyone else for DECADES due to many reasons: wanting to forget & move one; not wanting to hurt family members;survivor’s guilt; and, as stated in this article, not being believed when they tried.