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.
If you go to France, it’s hard NOT to find a Frenchman who’s father/mother/uncle was in La Resistance or who hid a Jewish family in their attic.
I remain somewhat skeptical based on the author’s own account of the story.
Yeah but sneaking in and out of 2 prisons with guards who would machine guy you down in a New York minute?
Do you think you could pull off sneaking in and out of 2 prisons in your area even though they don’t have machine guns and guards ready to cap you? No way. And then he sends the Dutch Jew back into the prison camp? Why didn’t they take off for allied lines?