Jerseyman's war horror revealed in UK archives

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A JERSEYMAN spoke of 'rampant cannibalism' in a German concentration camp and of inmates being crucified in a harrowing account as he fought to get compensation for his suffering, it has emerged.

Applications for financial help made in the 1960s by UK victims of Nazi persecution and their families have been released by the National Archives for the first time.

You can list Harold Le Druillenec's interview with the BBC, from September 1945, here

And among those to apply for compensation was Jerseyman Harold Le Druillenec, who was one of just two British survivors found at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and who went on to give evidence at the Belsen trial, which the Allied forces conducted against former officials of Nazi Germany after the end of the war.

Mr Le Druillenec and his sister, Louisa Gould, were arrested in Jersey in 1944 for harbouring escaped Russian worker Feodor Buryi and a film of the siblings' heroics, A Mother's Son, is currently being made.

Mrs Gould died in a gas chamber in a concentration camp in February 1945 while Mr Le Druillenec died at the age of 73 in 1985.

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