Jersey

Jersey forced labour camp could be revealed

  • 14 January 2014
  • From the section Jersey

Archaeologists want to reveal the secrets of a forced labour camp buried beneath a marsh in Jersey.

Lager Wick was built on Grouville Marsh by German occupiers in February 1942.

Two hundred French, Spanish and North African men there had to gather sand for Nazi building works on the island, which was occupied until 1945.

Experts say the site could show what life was like for those in camps during the occupation.

Dr Gilly Carr from the University of Cambridge has put in a planning application to dig up part of the marsh.

She is proposing to turn it into a heritage site, believed to be the first of its kind in Jersey and the Channel Islands.

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