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On British Soil: Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands

Photograph of Auguste Spitz in 1937, Courtesy of Island Archives

Friday 29 March to Sunday 12 May

During the German occupation of the Channel Islands 1940-1945, many thousands of people were persecuted, including slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews. Their story has been largely omitted from a British narrative of 'standing alone' against Nazism and celebrations of British victory over Germany. From the experiences of a young Jewish woman living quietly on a farm in Guernsey and later deported to Auschwitz, to those of a Spanish forced labourer in Alderney, and the story of a man from Guernsey whose death in a German prison camp remained unknown to his family for over 70 years.

Based on the research of Dr Gilly Carr of Cambridge University, adapted from a display previously shown at the Wiener Library, London.

For additional information, please visit the Frank Falla archive.     

*Exhibition is free to enter with your Discovery Pass.*

Check opening times and entrance prices at Candie.


  • V-for-Victory badge made by Alf Williams during the Occupation, Guernsey Museum Collection