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Letter from Graf Von Schmettow to Alexander Coutanche [undated but presumed to have been written in the months following the Liberation of Jersey]. He gives his location as a hospital in the remote Austrial Alps and requests information about the fate of his subordinates and about the fate of the Island. He also writes that Baroness Aufsess and her three infant children are also living in the same place and that the Baroness also wishes to be remembered. He is deeply concerned about the fate of Barons Helldorf and Aufsess, and he writes of the bitterness of being removed from his position and from the Islands and that he earnestly entreated his successor to carry on in the same spirit and method that he had followed. He worries that discipline and decent behaviour have been maintained to the end... . He hopes that the restrictions imposed by the war will soon be lifed and that the Island can return to its normal peacful course. He has no communication with his relations residing in the Russian occupied regions. He knows of one daughter who is a refugee in Salzburg and she will try to get the letter through via the Red Cross or the British Liason Officer in Salzburg. He askes for an enclosed letter to be forwarded to Miss White of Samares Manor [catalogued as A/A12/3]. He ends with greetings to the Attorney General Mr Aubin and warmest wishes for the future of the entire population of the Channel Islands. The reverse of the envelope is annoted Rudolf Graf Schmettow and the address of Hospital 907
Date: 1945 - 1946
Letter written in German from Graf Von Schmettow to Miss Lily Belle White secretary of Samares Manor Jersey. He gives his location as a hospital in the remote Austrial Alps and requests information about the fate of his subordinates and about the fate of the Island. He also writes that Baroness Aufsess and her three infant children are also living in the same place and . He is deeply concerned about the fate of his fellow officers and he writes of being removed from his position and from the Islands and that he hoped his successor would carry on in the same spirit and method that he had followed. He worries that discipline and decent behaviour have been maintained to the end... .. He has has no communication with his relations except one daughter who is a refugee in Salzburg where she is allowed to stay but is not welcome. He writes that not knowing the fate of his family is eating away at him [this letter was orginally enclosed in the letter catalogued as A/A12/2] [Includes transcription and translation]
Papers relating to the Order against the removal of papers from empty properties including Bailiff's request to requisition clothing and blankets from evacuated houses
Date: 12 April 1941 - 23 October 1941
Supply of 1000-1200 woollen blankets to be stored in Fort Regent and subsequently in the Town Arsenal for the German troops, includes later requests for their use.
Date: 12 October 1940 - 16 August 1941
Establishment of The Jersey Model Laundry and later the Lily-white Laundry as a laundries principally for the German Troops. Correspondence re. the possible requisition of the Jersey Model Laundry.
Date: 12 June 1941 - 10 February 1942
Correspondence re. Mrs Morris of Les Monts, Gorey
Date: 10 February 1942
Requisition of Lesmont House, belonging to Mrs Morris
Date: 6 September 1943
Requisition of All Mains Wireless Receiving Sets by Superior Council order Requisition of a further 80 wireless sets
Date: 4 July 1941 - 5 August 1941
Requisition of all single mattresses from the administrators and legal representatives of all former householders in Jersey
Date: 21 July 1940 - 14 July 1941
Copy of the Order of the Military Commandant, requisitioning the furniture and household effects that are the property of former householders in Jersey who are absent from the Island. Includes lists of items required
Date: 9 August 1941 - 3 July 1942
Ralph Mollet's Occupation Diary, Volume 1. Daily diary covering events of the Occupation, includes; photographs, cuttings from newspapers and Occupation Registration Cards for Ralph Mollet and Clara Mollet, née Cabot.
Date: 9 June 1940 - 30 January 1941
Ralph Mollet's Occupation Diary, Volume 2. Daily diary covering events of the Occupation, includes; cuttings from newspapers, red cross messages, correspondence, copies of forms and ration cards. Also includes programmes from productions of 'The Farmer's Wife' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' that took place at the Jersey Opera House.
Date: 1 February 1941 - 6 June 1943
Ralph Mollet's Occupation Diary, Volume 3. Daily diary covering events of the Occupation, includes; cuttings from newspapers, copies of notices and correspondence. Also includes programmes for productions of 'The Paladins' and 'Aladdin' that took place at the Jersey Opera House, 'A Musical Soiree' that took place at St Saviour's Parish Hall and 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Date: 7 June 1943 - 10 May 1945
Copy of a letter from Victor G Carey, Bailiff of Guernsey to Generallieutenant Graf Von Schmettow, Guernsey concerning a letter from Colonel Von Helldorf which states 'As far as in the power of the Occupier, everything will continue to do done to avoid serious hardship, the responsibility, however, is no longer with the said Occupier'. The letter goes on to talk about the rationing situation and supplies within the Island
Date: 21 October 1944
Official Report on the German surrender in the Channel Islands signed by Brigadier A E Snow, Commander of Force 135. Appendices include: A - Memo from the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, England to the Officer Commanding, German Armed Forces, Channel Islands arranging a meeting to sign the terms of surrender of the Channel Islands, B - Reply from Vice Admiral Huffmeier, C - Memo from Brigadier A E Snow to Vice Admiral Huffmeier concerning the instruments of surrender given to Armin Zimmerman, D & E - Replies from Vice Admiral Huffmeier concerning the surrender of the Channel Islands
Date: May 1945
Pro-forma letter dated 09/08/1941 from the Department of Essential Commodities relating to requisitioning, signed Colonel Graf Von Schmettow, Military Commandant of the Channel Islands. The reverse of this letter contains a pro-forma letter relating to the problem of keys to requisitioned properties which do not fit the locks in the intended premises. signed by the President of the Department of Essential Commodities [name unreadable] and countersigned by Mrs E.M.Cantell Cambrai House Gorey
Date: 9 August 1941 - 28 July 1942
Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 1, Page 17. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post.
Date: 9 September 1940 - 27 September 1940
Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 1, Page 46. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post including an article regarding the death of the Government Secretary Lieutenant Colonel Henry Horne Hulton.
Date: 9 December 1940 - 16 December 1940
Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 1, Page 84. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post and a photograph of a man stood next to a sign on a wooden fence which reads Kommandantur.
Date: 12 April 1941 - 20 April 1941
Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 2, Page 23. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post of orders, notices, announcements and advertisements in the Exchange and Mart column.
Date: 20 June 1941 - 24 June 1941