St Helier Deportees Plaque


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Reference WMO269969

Address:

Albert Pier

St Helier

Jersey

JE2 3NE

Channel Islands

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Large rectangular tablet attached to the quayside wall, dedicated 16th September 2019.
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This plaque commemorates the deportation from Jersey / of 1,186 Islanders / to the German towns of Wurzach, Biberach and Laufen / during World War II / A total of 1,186 Islanders were deported to / St Malo from this spot: / 280 on 16 September, 346 on 18 September and 560 / on 29 September 1942. / The Biberach deportees were liberated on 23 April 1945 / and the Wurzach deportees on 28 April 1945 / by the Free French 2nd Armoured Division, the Laufen deportees were lbierated by the / United States Third Army on 5 May 1945. / 44 Islanders died in these camps and 1 during repatriation. / St Helier was twinned with Bad Wurzach in a spirit of / reconciliation, freedom and friendship in 2002.

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