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August 28, 2015

The headline on the newspaper obituary of Dennis Avey contains the word “controversially”

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:30 am

Is controversially even a word?  The story of Dennis Avey’s wartime experience, when he allegedly spent two nights in a concentration camp, is so controversial that it might have needed a new word to describe it.  I would have used the word “allegedly” in describing Avey’s alleged trip into the concentration camp at Monowitz, aka Auschwitz III.

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Soldier who broke into Auschwitz...Handout photo issued by Hodder and Stoughton of Denis Avey, who along with former BBC Berlin correspondent Rob Broomby, has written 'The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz', a new book which tells the story of how the 92-year-old, a former soldier, smuggled himself into Auschwitz twice, saving the life of a Jewish prisoner in the process. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 1, 2011. See PA story HISTORY Auschwitz. Photo credit should read: Dave Poole/Hodder and Stoughton/PA Wire

Handout photo of Dennis Avey issued by Hodder and Stoughton Photo credit: Dave Poole/Hodder and Stoughton/PA Wire

I have written several blog posts under the tag Dennis Avey:


  1. Unidentified friend left it in my mailbox recently Mar 2019. I’m near end of Denis Aveys book of war & PoW experience ISBN 978 1 444 71417 3.
    Can’t see any glory sought by Denis. Can see sinful man hiding the truth that Denis is sharing on how the greatest of creation (us) denies his creator & treats others for his short term gain.
    At 63 yrs I’ve recently read the full version “The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank.” ISBN 0 140 38562 2 (from an unclaimed Container) & yrs ago read Auschwitz by Dr Miklos Nyiszli ISBN (none) 1960 “He saw the dreaded doctors of infamy carry out their inhuman experiments-the only man to see the horrors of the crematorium- and survive.” (gift from Believers Peter & Betty Muller 2003). The book “ZVI” by Elwood McQuaid ISBN 0 915540 23 1 (lent by Neville Christenson).
    Saw film of Wiesenthals providential life saving from mass grave due to adversary needing Simons painting skill & in NZ Herald 24/9/05 Wiesenthal the ‘voice’ of six million slain Jews…ends with “Should history repeat itself, my example will repeat itself too…& not once but 50-fold”.
    Use Denis account of human horror to be wise to prevent these events of hate to one another happening. It happens now; remember Joe Beko; thankfully apartheid is no more..yeah right. Beheadings in Middle East. Car bombs. Financial ruin of hard working farmers in NZ. Abortions & lack of care of old folk. Look after others as He says “Every knee will bow”; you know the ref.
    Thanks the late Denis for a look in (even if “made up” & seems real to me). Many would not believe what man could do to another & why one American Commander ensured the record of living skeletons when one death camp was liberated. Dr Nyiszli records nazis trying to cover their atrocities by getting prisoners to dismantle the camp I thought.
    The foreword contains, Pg6 “In it’s clues to an answer lies the importance of this book. It is an unbelievable story, but we know it’s true. We wish to forget it. It does not fit into our system of value and thought.”
    The Lords standard is to Honour God & love your neighbour..& that’s the Ten Commandments. (thanks Dug Gibbs sermon decades back). yours faithfully, fred.

    Comment by Fred Hughes — March 12, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

  2. If we can’t rely on the words told by witnesses, what can we still trust? 😉

    Comment by hermie — August 29, 2015 @ 12:47 am

  3. Dennis Avey was exposed by Guy Walters a historian who pays for his kids to go to private schools by writing mostly ” official i.e HET approved ” ww2 history stories for the fabulous Daily Mail. He knows the limits . Sometimes he tweeks the limits by exposing frauds like Avey and he did a little piece for the Mail on another fantasist who recently died Christopher Lee.

    Comment by peter — August 28, 2015 @ 4:34 pm

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