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A Guernsey Jew who hid her faith from the Nazis

Miriam Jay lived in Guernsey during the five-year occupation of the Channel Islands by the German armed forces during World War Two.

It was not an easy time for any islander, but she also had a secret - she was Jewish.

She lived a senior government lawyer, who was involved in writing the Nazis' measures against Jews into Guernsey law - including one that meant Ms Jay was required to declare her Jewish heritage, an order she disobeyed.

Read more about her story here.

  • 28 Jan 2017