The Derbyshire PoW who sneaked into Auschwitz


A Derbyshire man who broke into Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II is searching for information about the Jewish prisoner he says he swapped places with.

Dennis Avey, who now lives in Bradwell, was being held at a nearby prisoner of war camp, but said he exchanged clothes with a Dutchman named Hans to spend a night at the notorious death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Now the 92-year-old has written a book about his experiences and is trying to find out what happened to the other people involved in his remarkable story.

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