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   "Inside the labour camps, conditions were savage: on the night of
   August 15 nearly a thousand French Jews, most of them born in
   Poland, were taken to a camp on the Channel Island of Alderney.
   One of the survivors of Alderney camp, Albert Eblagon, later
   recalled how the Jews, on reaching the port, were forced to run the
   two kilometers to the camp, 'while the German guards continuously
   stabbed into our backs with their bayonets while also kicking us
   all the time'.  Eblagon added:
	There were many men among us over seventy years of age but 
	nobody was spared. Work, hard physical work for twelve and 
	fourteen hours a day, every day, building the fortifications. Every 
	day there were beatings and people's bones were  broken, their 
	arms or their legs. People died from overwork. We were starved 
	and worked to death, so many died from total exhaustion.<25>

   Hundreds of Jews died at Alderney, of exhaustion and ill treatment:
   384 were buried in the camp itself, and many others dumped at sea.
   Among the names recorded on the few marked graves are Chayim
   Goldin, Robert Perlestein and Leib Becker, each of whom died in
   December 1943.<26>" (Gilbert, 598)

<25> Solomon H. Steckoll, The Alderney Death Camp, London, 1982, 
     pages 72, 93
<26> Goldin, 7 December 1943; Perlestein, 22 December 1943; 
     Becker, 30 December, 1943; Alfred Herzka, letter to the author, 
     14 August, 1980.

                            Work Cited

   Gilbert, Martin.  The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe
   during the Second World War.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,

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