Holocaust Memorial Day in the Channel Islands

St Helier (Jersey) and St Peter Port (Guernsey)

In the Channel Island of Guernsey, there will be a short outdoor ceremony and wreath laying by the Bailiff (the Island's leader) at three memorials: the memorial to the Jews deported from the Island in April 1942; the Resistance Memorial, and at the Foreign (forced) Labourers memorial. After this there will be refreshments and music in the town church. A few panels from the forthcoming exhibition 'On British Soil' (curated by UK IHRA delegate Gilly Carr and starting in Guernsey in March 2019) will also be on display.

In the Channel Island of Jersey there will be an indoor ceremony in the Tapestry Gallery (which features 13 panels from the German occupation). This ceremony will be an occasion for speeches, readings, poems and music. Afterwards there will be a wreath-laying at the memorial to the Jersey 21 - those who died in Nazi prisons and camps during the Occupation. The wreaths will be laid by community leaders and family members of those who died.