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Homecoming Day: Alderney's occupation in numbers

Homecoming day

People in Alderney are celebrating 71 years since Homecoming Day, when evacuated islanders returned home after the Second World War.

The figures below show how Alderney was used by German forces, who occupied the island July 2nd 1940.

12
The number of islanders who decided to stay. The rest fled, mostly to the mainland.
4
camps were built in Alderney, including SS Lager Sylt - the only Nazi concentration camp in Britain.
4,000
The number of forced labourers in the island by 1943.
700
people are thought to have died in the island during the war.
2
Alderney was run as a communal farm for 2 years after the war, to help repair the island.