Occupied Behind Barbed Wire - Publications - Jersey Heritage

From 1942 to 1945, around 2,200 Channel Islanders were forcibly deported to German civilian internment camps in France, Germany and further afield. In this book, Gillian Carr looks at the experiences of deportation and internment as expressed through the range of artefacts and art produced by those interned.

Using mainly their Red Cross parcels as raw materials, they recycled the wooden parcel crates, parcel wrappings and string, cardboard parcels, cellophane packing materials and empty food tins to make items which ranged from football trophies to communion chalices, chess sets to stage sets and brooches to trinket boxes. Available to buy from: Maritime Museum and Jersey Museum. £4.95

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