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Tormented Alderney: archaeological investigations of the Nazi labour and concentration camp of Sylt

  • Caroline Sturdy Colls (a1), Janos Kerti (a1) and Kevin Colls (a1)
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Following the 1940 evacuation of the British Channel Island of Alderney, a network of Nazi labour and concentration camps was built on the island to house foreign labourers. Despite investigations led by the British Government immediately after the conclusion of the Second World War, knowledge of the history and architecture of these camps remained limited. This article reports on archaeological investigations, which, for the first time, have mapped the Sylt labour and concentration camp using non-invasive methods and 3D-reconstruction techniques. The results provide the opportunity, alongside historical research, to examine the relationships between architecture, the landscape setting and the experiences of those housed at Sylt camp.

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Tormented Alderney: archaeological investigations of the Nazi labour and concentration camp of Sylt

  • Caroline Sturdy Colls (a1), Janos Kerti (a1) and Kevin Colls (a1)
  • Please note a correction has been issued for this article.

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