The Road to Liberation - 27th January 1941
Good morning everyone!
As an update, if your not local to Jersey, we were really close to being able to welcome back volunteer helpers and restart tours, however, the Government has pushed this date back and we expect a delay of at least a week, possibly longer, Below is talked directly from the Government statement and explains why.
Staying positive, I managed a few hours work in the Tunnel last night and it's recovering and drying up well after the flooding overwhelmed our pumps. Below are some photos and more info on the project on the occupation focus.
Have a fantastic day
80 years ago today in Jersey 27th January 1941
Today would be the 211th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,563 days remaining.
Nothing to report on today, if you have family diaries, scrapbooks or information for the blog to share please get in contact.
Its is worth remembering that today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945. The Holocaust profoundly affected countries in which Nazi crimes were perpetrated, but also had universal implications and consequences in many other parts of the world.
Jersey had 21 islanders (below) who did not return from the Nazi camps and prisons, however, there were also horrendous hardships and punishments handed down by the German forces under the Nazi regime. Locals, slaves, forced labourers all suffered during this brutal period of time. Jersey still retains the scars of the Nazi era Occupation and we remember those we lost and those who suffered every day.
Peter Bruce Johnson
Frank Le Villio
Edward Peter Muels
John Whitley Nicolle