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Jersey's Organisation Todt & Prisoner of War Camps

This is a work in progress!

We are tracking down each of the camps built during the Occupation. We want to place a memorial at each of these sites to honour the workers and the many who suffered during the Second World War. We are funding this project, and many like it, from our membership scheme and our tours.

If you have any information, photos or just want to help please get in touch.



French North African Prisoner of War Camp

This POW camp housed Algerian & Moroccan Prisoners of War.

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Allied Prisoner of War Camp

The camp was spread out over south hill.

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Lager Ehrenbreitstein

Fort Regent, housed political prisoners who were forced to work, they could have been held in the barracks within the fort or in the large huts.

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Lager Brinkforth

Was found on the five mile road, St Ouen, and housed Russian and Spanish.

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Lager Schepke

Jersey Steel is now at this site but there are still some traces remaining. This OT Camp had Spanish and Russian.

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Lager Richthofen

You can see the standard barracks type hut (camouflaged) behind the La Pulente Hotel which is now the pub and at the south end of the five mile road St Ouen. A few other huts can also be seen this camp housed French and Spanish.

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Lager Udet

Lager Udet, close to La Moye School on La Route Orange, held Polish, Russian and Spanish.

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Lager Hindenburg
Site of the old Girls College, Hindenburg held the first OT forced workers to arrive in Jersey, it was then converted in to an OT hospital. As you can see below red crosses can still be see today (2016), these crosses were only added in July 1944 when the Hospital is taken over by the German Navy.
Site of the old Girls College, Hindenburg held the first OT forced workers to arrive in Jersey, it was then converted in to an OT hospital. As you can see below red crosses can still be see today (Dec 2016), these crosses were only added in July 1944 when the Hospital is taken over by the German Navy.

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Lager Franco

No traces remain of this camp and it is behind the Royal Jersey Golf Club at Gorey, It was known at the time as Grouville Holiday Camp. A large cement air-raid bunker is still on the site. North African & Spanish held here.

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Lager Wick

Traces remain of this camp and it is next to the coast road to Gorey (Grouville Marsh) North African & Spanish held here.

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Lager Rommel

Was built in 1943 where Clos De Roncier is now. The Germans used it to hold Russians until July 1944, when they are transported back to Germany. In August 1944 it was used as a barracks for artillery soldiers of Batterie Schlieffen (13./HAKR 1265).

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Lager Prien

Lager Prien was found at St John's Hotel, to the right of the church and centre of this photo, the camp had Spaniards and later had Russians. All who worked at Ronez Quarries.

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Lager Mölders

Found where St Georges estate is now in St Ouen. This camp held Spanish, Ukrainian & Russian.
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Lager Seeckt
West Park Pavillion (demolished in the 90's), Transit Camp for new OT arrivals, North African, Spanish and French workers.

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Lager Immelmann

Remains of Immelann can be seen on this 44 RAF photo, just below the centre slightly to the right. Immelann was holding Russians working on the defences at Val de la Mare and also the Anti-Tank walls of the bay. The camp was closed in October 1943.

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Newgate Prison

Newgate prison was at the back of the hospital. It was used to hold political prisoners, such as Louisa Gould, criminals and also used for Allied POW's

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Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.

Jargon Help

Widerstandsnest (WN) = Resistance Nest (RN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Stützpunkt St.P = Strongpoint (STP)
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

Sources of Information

German Documents are housed at The National Archived in Washington or Archive in Kew UK
T-78 Roll 318
T-78 Roll 317
T-315 Roll 1639
T-315 Roll 1643
T-311 Roll 27
Operation Green Arrows - Occupation of the Channel Islands MOD 584
Allied Technical Intelligence Reports 1944-45
German Preparations for Invasion of the United Kingdom 1941-42
B-833, 319th Infantry Division (1941-45)
German Seacoast Defenses, European Theatre - prepared by the Seacoast Artillery Evaluation Board
Jersey Occupied by Michael Ginns - ISBN 978-1-905095-29-2
Operation Nestegg Plans
Operation Hartack Plans
Operation Basalt Plans
RAF Photos care of The National Collection of Aerial Photography
Bundesarchiv - Multiple Photos - and Files
Map of slave labour camps. Kindly Provided by Emilio Pérez
Photo's and information provided by JWT members or fans

JWT onsite visits & internet research

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