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The crime of Louisa Gould: Caring for a Prisoner of War.

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The Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi German forces for most of the Second World War, from 30 June 1940 until their peaceful liberation on 9 May 1945. The Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey are two British Crown dependencies in the English Channel, near the coast of Normandy. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) during the war.

The Germans brought over hundreds of Russian slave workers to build fortifications and they were regarded as “Untermenschen” – lower than animals.

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Louisa took the escaped worker in without hesitation because she had lost a son in the war and was determined to do an act of kindness “for another mother’s son”. She lost her life for it.

After two-and-a-half years Louisa was betrayed by a neighbour and while the Russian escaped she was sent to a…

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