Jersey honours more people on Liberation Day

  • 1 May 2012
  • From the section Jersey
Liberation Day re-enactment
Image caption Jersey marks the anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation on 9 May each year

People who risk their lives to help others are being honoured at a Liberation Day memorial service in Jersey.

People gather annually to remember the thousands of people who were forced to work for the Germans during WWII.

The service for the first time markthe contribution of islanders who helped slave workers during the Occupation.

Jersey man Bob Le Sueur, 91, helped escaping Russian PoWs and will speak at the ceremony.

The organisers said he was one of the last survivors of a network of Islanders who put saving others before themselves.

The Crematorium at Westmount remembers the people who were forced to build fortifications during the occupation.

Community leaders, representatives of faith groups and the families of forced workers will lay wreaths.

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