Remembering the Deportees
Members of La Société Sercquaise gathered on 1stMay for the opening of an exhibition remembering those who were deported from Sark during the German Occupation of the Second World War. Sixty people were sent from Sark, fifteen percent of the population, to internment camps in Germany. While all of them survived not all of them returned to Sark after the War. The exhibition was designed by local historian Jane Norwich and opened by Sark’s only remaining deportee, Nellie Le Feuvre, who was fifteen when she was deported in 1943 with her brother and mother. The 1st of May was Nellie’s 88th and also marks seventy years since the last interment camp, Liebernau where Nellie and her family were held, was liberated. The exhibition continues throughout May in the Heritage Room next door to the Visitor Centre and entry is free.
Words and pictures by Sue Daly
Photo 1 – Nellie & Jane
Photo 2 – A toast to the deportees