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From: "Liz" <>
Subject: RE: [CI] deportation lists for Jersey during WW2
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 14:07:09 +0100
There were lots of reasons why people were deported from the islands. A
notice published in Jersey on 15th September 1942 stated; "By order of
Higher Authorities the following British subjects will be evacuated and
transported to Germany:- (a)Persons who have their permanent residence
not on the Channel Islands, for instance those who have been caught here
by the outbreak of war, (b)all those men not born on the Channel
Islands, and 16 to 70 years of age who belong to the English people,
together with their families." This notice was signed by "Der
Feldkommandant, gez. Knackfuss, Oberst."
Another notice included all British subjects with their wives and minor
children. People with over 65% of disability were reprieved as were
women over 7 months pregnant (some of whom were deported after the
Two Sark families (the GUILLE's and the HAMON's) were supposed to be
being sent to Guernsey to lessen the food crisis in Sark (one family had
7 children, the other 9), but these people ended up being sent instead
The GALLIENNE family of Sark received a notice telling them that "you,
and those family members depending on you shall be evacuated."
Three women from Guernsey were deported because they were Jewish.
Therese Steiner and Auguste Spitz were both originally from Austria, and
Marianne Grunfeld was originally from Poland.
A lot of this information comes from official documents which I have
kindly been lent by Mr Tom Remfrey of Sark, and some comes from Roger
Harris' two books; Islanders Deported Parts I and II.
Hope this helps a little. There is obviously a lot more to say on this
subject but I don't want to waffle on for too long!
From: Matt Le Meur [mailto:]
Sent: 16 January 2003 03:06
Subject: [CI] deportation lists for Jersey during WW2
Thanks for your help Liz, I found out some new info from what you gave
I was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere you can get information as
to why people were deported (while others in the same family were not?)
- was this info. even documented? (it would probably be in German
Does anyone know of any reasons people were deported in general?
Hayley Le Meur
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