More than 1,000 slave labourers may have died in Nazi camps on Alderney, review finds

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Experts conclude hundreds more died on Channel Island, a British crown dependency, than previously thought

More than 1,000 slave labourers may have died on British soil at the hands of the Nazis in the second world war, hundreds more deaths than were officially recorded in historical archives, a review has found.

Labourers on the island of Alderney were “subject to atrocious living and working conditions, which included starvation, long working hours, completing dangerous construction works, beatings, maiming, torture, being housed in inadequate accommodation and, in some cases, executions”, the review said.

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