By Gilly Carr
This booklet explores the best way the legacy of the German profession of the Channel Islands has been became history (or, conversely, missed) over the past 70 years. as soon as noticeable because the ‘taint of the mark of the beast’, the belief of a lot of what the Germans left at the back of has slowly replaced from being despised and reviled, buried underground or dumped at sea, to being reclaimed, restored, hugely valued and taken care of as ‘heritage’. This publication examines the adventure of assorted features of this historical past, exploring the function of every post-war new release in deciding on on the scar of career, refusing to permit it heal or fade. by means of gaining knowledge of and reading anew their once-hated legacy, each one new release of Channel Islanders has replaced the ensuing collective reminiscence of a interval that's quickly relocating to the sting of dwelling reminiscence. It contains the 1st in-depth research into the a number of facets of historical past of profession of a unmarried position and should provide comparative fabric for different history pros who paintings with related fabric all through Europe and in different post-occupation components. it is going to discover the advanced moral matters confronted by way of a person who works with the legacy or background of Nazism, looking to know how and why the Channel Islands have answered within the manner that they have got and asking how distinctive – or commonplace for formerly-occupied Europe - their reaction has been.
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