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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.

Read the full story at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11828297/Denis-Avey-Auschwitz-witness-obituary.html

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: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/dennis-avey/

2 Comments »

  1. 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

  2. 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.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165860/How-film-legend-Christopher-Lee-heroic-war-record-claimed-SAS-veteran-Nazi-hunter-stories-don-t-add-up.html

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


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