Did any of your relatives fall foul of the harsh German occupation authority during the wartime occupation of Jersey? Discover details of their accused crimes and sentences in this collection of transcriptions from original court documentation.
What can these records tell me? In these records (many transcribed and translated from the original German), you can find the following about an ancestor:
The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by Nazi forces during World War Two. During this occupation, an increasingly strict set of laws and decrees was passed to regulate the life of islanders. These records were transcribed from original documents housed at Jersey Archives. Punishment varied and was undertaken by the German military authorities. Many who were given long sentences were deported to the continent, some of these people never returned.
Original documents contained with each record vary, and are in German, though many contain translated copies of the same papers. These can be obtained by following the link on each individual record.