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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."It is more morally complex, ambiguous and difficult.It is the story of a sustained and wholesale attack on human values, of great suffering, venality and violence."Curfews were imposed, identity cards were issued and food shortages threatened the islanders with starvation.
It also allowed the Nazis to identify Jewish residents."The Jewish question in the Channel Islands is one of the most difficult to address," says Nettles.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."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.