The title 'The man who broke into Auschwitz' is not fitting in completely with the content of the book, because as a soldier he choose for adventure and ultimately he ended up as a prisoner of war in the Camp Auschwitz after several escapes. The book is written in clear wordings, no exhausting phrases of drama. Only towards the end of the book gradually the writing becomes more affected like as when people endure serious matters and there digestion of those experiences is getting under way later. Although the title is not completely fitting the book it is a good choice to move readers to read this clear document of witness with an important message at the end.
The book can be divided into three parts.
-The first parts concerns his story in active duty (with recognisable combat situations). Dennis Avey as (military) Hunter -Full Blood- was looking for adventure. Actually I almost would like to say that the book starts as an exciting book for boys.
-The second part contains his period of prisoner ship of war and also here he shows his qualities as commando-hunter with resistance and support actions where ever is possible, commando is not a stupid, he also has to make to survive for testimony. Auschwitz was part of the IG-Farben industry, which had to build a factory there for producing a sort of artificial rubber (Bunte). In that period he had undertaken brave actions, where under two secret infiltrations over the night in the camp of the pyjamas (The Jewish people that had to work themselves to death) for in case if he would survive he could witness about later when needed. The testimony-description with maps in the middle of the book is short, effective and lugubrious. He also is telling about his contact with one of the Jewish prisoners Ernie Lobet (Lobethals), who next to the unconditional doses of luck was able to survive with the help from Dennis. When the camp was left behind (deserted) at the end of the war Dennis saw Ernie never back again, and he was living with the supposition that Ernie had died during that notorious march of death.
- The third part contains the period of digestion of experiences of was, an unknown aspect at those days, as well as his search after the family of Ernie to tell his story. The last part is therefore also getting more emotional, for ending with the most important message of the book, which also nowadays can not be repeated enough:
The only thing needed to make evil triumph is that upright people do nothing to call it to a halt and make it stop. You can not let go everything over yours side, you have to fight for what you are believing in, and you can not stay by helplessly doing nothing.