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The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    A story of PTSD and the eventaual relief found through sharing.

    While evidently from the low star ranking so far some didn't like this book I did and found myself making extra time to get back to it and read more. While no big revelations about conditions were revealed in the book it could perhaps be beter described as a book telling the story of hte PTSD impact on a combat vetran and POW of WWII. It shows how finally sharing the hidden anugish of having buddies blownup sitting right next to you and witnessing the abuse of outers can have on a person. The later part of the book telling events of recent years I found enjoyable. No this isn't a book you read with a light mood it's somber but at the same time enlightening. I found myself trying to figure out where Avery found a meaning that Frankle described in his book "Man's Search For Meaning" and gratend the British prisoners in the camp adjacent to Auschwitz didn't receive the same treatment as the ones from that camp thy still most likely needed a reason for living and Avery found that in his need to document even if just mentally the treatment the concentration camp prisoners received. Granted due to the PTSD and personal health issues he ended up keeping things bottled up inside for many decades before finally finindg some comfort in being able to relate his story. And at least one of the prisoners of Auschwitz confirmed his story many years before Avery hinself revelaed his story. If you are somone who enjoys reading WWII era historical stories then you may enjoy this book. The fighting from an enlisted mans view the capitivity and his exposure to the prisoners of Auschwitz and yes he did spend two nights inside the camp itself.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    Very Interesting Book.

    This was a very good book. I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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