The German War Cemetery, St Brelades, JerseyFrom 1 July 1940 to 8 May 1945 Germany occupied the Channel Islands where its forces soon established their Heldenfriedhof or Heroe's Cemetery in the historic holy site of St Brelade's Churchyard. The first burial occured in July 1940, just 10 days after the Germans occupied Jersey.
A military cemetery brings us face to face with the contradictions and horrors of war. The emotions can be mixed when dealing with the once occupying forces of Jersey evgen after such a long period of time.
This publication explores, through the use of past and present photographs, the history of the German Military Dead in Jersey and the related theme of reconciliation ( a major theme of the Christian Gospel)