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Holocaust hero 'can sleep at night'

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Britons who saved the lives of Jews and other persecuted groups during the Holocaust are to be honoured for their actions, in the first recognition by the state to those civilians who undertook extraordinary acts of courage and self sacrifice, in order to help others.

The award was announced last year by Prime Minister Gordon Brown on a visit to Auschwitz.

Denis Avey, who was captured by the Germans and imprisoned in a camp connected to Auschwitz, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp.

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