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27th January marked Holocaust Remembrance day this year and featured Society lifetime members Bob Le Sueur MBE, and Michael Ginns MBE, on a new panel of the Occupation Tapestry unveiled this month. Mr. Le Sueur was the first speaker at the ceremony and he spoke eloquently about his wartime experiences. He also delivered a warning to younger generations about various evils which exist today and reminded them to speak up when ever they saw injustice.

The memorial also featured readings of poetry and literature by members of the Jersey Arts Centre youtheatre, and a final address by the Dean of Jersey, The Very Reverend Bob Key.

Following the ceremony in the Tapestry Gallery, Social Secretary Noel Le Fondré laid a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial outside on behalf of the Society.

2017 Events Calendar

January
Film: "Hitler's Island Madness"
Wednesday 11th
8.00pm, Société Jersiaise Members’ Room
Local History Fayre
Saturday 28th
12:30pm, Jersey Library
February
Hohlgangsanlagen Tour
Saturday 4th
10:00am, Ho4 Grands Vaux
March
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 8th
8.00pm, Société Jersiaise Members’ Room

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Trespass Warning

A word of warning to those who may wish to visit the Channel Islands’ Occupation sites. Most of the bunkers, gun pits and defences are on private property, and if you want to have a look, first obtain permission from the owner. Do not enter without a strong torch or lamp. There are different designs of defences that, from the outside look the same, but once inside, passages may descend without warning. Also wellington boots may be needed as over fifty years of dirt and dust will have blocked up the drains. We would warn you that bunkers on the coast will have been used as unofficial toilets - so beware! Young persons should not enter without an adult, as many bunkers have awkward steps and hidden ducts that can trip the unwary. Bunkers and tunnels that are sealed have been blocked up for this reason and for no other - those of you who hope to find an “Aladdin’s Cave” of war relics are too late, having been beaten to it by the scrap metal drive of the early 1950s.

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