Rare WW2 Presentation Book Returns To Jersey

CIOS Jersey are pleased to announce we have recently obtained a rare presentation book from Soldatenheim II (now St Brelade’s Bay Hotel). The presentation book is illustrated with watercolours and black and white photographs. A copy will be made available for Society members to view in due course.

The book was presented to Sister Gerda Krause when she left Jersey in April 1945 by infantry Regiment 582 and signed by Lt. Col. Hubner; Infantry Commander of 582 and former 319 mapping section Guernsey (Hubner and his team compiled the Green books). Sister Gerda was the head Red Cross nurse at the St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel; Soldatenheim II.

The book’s history is a long story; but after some tracking and plenty of emails, it arrived back in the Island last Friday.