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Avey, Denis

Date of birth:
January 11th, 1919 (Essex, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
July 16th, 2015 (Bakewell, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Avey served in the 7th Armored Division and was taken prisoner of war. He wrote the book "The Man who Broke into Auschwitz".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 2010
Mr. Avey exchanged places with a Jewish inmate at Auschwitz while he was a prisoner of war - gathering facts about conditions and helping an inmate survive by sharing supplies.

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