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It was an act of brave selflessness during a time which, says Nettles, will continue to be the subject of "heated argument and impassioned debate".The Institute of Law was founded to provide a focus for academic study and professional education in Jersey and Guernsey law and to nurture the legal heritage of the Channel Islands.The Institute aims to become the leading offshore centre for legal research and learning, and to provide a vibrant and stimulating environment for all its students.This course is perfect for you if you have been out of the education system for a while and want to get on Higher Education ladder.The islanders were left defenceless in the face of the advancing Third Reich and, fearing for their lives, almost the entire population of Alderney fled to mainland Britain in 1940, leaving behind, writes Nettles, "half-eaten meals on the tables and pet dogs and cats running in the roads".Similarly, half the people of Guernsey conducted a hurried exodus, as did one fifth of Jersey.Nettles says: "It was believed that by and large the German invaders behaved reasonably well and kept within the terms of the Geneva Convention."For their part the islanders responded by offering no resistance to their masters and only co-operating not collaborating with them, according to that same Convention."It was certainly uncomfortable but not horrendous.
In the immediate aftermath of the war when the British government investigated all claims of collaboration with the Nazis in the Channel Islands, they immediately pointed to this as evidence of fraternisation, of collaboration.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". After two-and-a-half years Louisa was betrayed by a neighbour and while the Russian escaped she was sent to a concentration camp along with her brother Harold Le Druillenec.Louisa died in Ravensbruck concentration camp and Harold was the only British survivor of the horrendous Bergen-Belsen camp."People are deeply, deeply hurt by accusations that they are anti-Semitic, or that they were too much inclined to load the Jews on to the transporters."Their defence is, 'We didn't know what was going to happen to them' but there seems to be a lack of awareness that the Jews were a special case in the Nazi ideology.They were there to be killed and they were deserving, therefore, of the protection of the civil authorities."This is something they did not receive.