Reaching across the Barbed Wire
A book about the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the internment camp at Bad Wurzach has been published in English for the first time.
It is the work of Gisela Rothenhausler, and it was inspired by the twinning of St Helier and the small town in southern Germany ten years ago.
What began as a leaflet to explain to Bad Wurzach inhabitants about the twinning grew into a 400 page book - Reaching across the Barbed Wire.
On Hitler's orders, men, women and children from the Channel Islands were rounded up and shipped to camps in Germany - one of them a Baroque castle, the Bad Wurzach Schloss.
The book has taken years of research.