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  • The British soldier who broke into Auschwitz: Denis Avey swapped uniforms with Jewish pal

    04/01/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies
    A former British soldier and prisoner of war has recalled the horror he felt after swapping uniforms with a Dutch Jew - and breaking into Auschwitz. Denis Avey, 92, was captured during World War II and sent to the IG Farben plant, known as Auschwitz III, where the deadly gas was produced. But when Mr Avey was told about the mass killings and smelled the horrendous stench from nearby crematoriums he vowed to witness the atrocities for himself. The brave soldier bribed guards with cigarettes and swapped uniforms with a Dutch Jew who was roughly the same height. With the...