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Jersey’s Defiance Under Nazi Occupation Revealed in Records

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jan 14, 2020

Stories of defiance by residents of Jersey during the Nazi occupation of their island have emerged in records of political prisoners published 75 years after the liberation.

More than 500 islanders as young as 14 were taken into custody for offences such as daubing “V” for victory signs around the island, spreading anti-German propaganda, listening to the radio and breaking curfews. The prisoners ranged from labourers to lawyers.

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