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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Occupation related archive records (FOI)

Occupation related archive records (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 February 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I request the following information from the Jersey Archive.

Will the Archive please list the names / subject content of all documents relating to the occupation of Jersey that have still not been released to date and state when they are scheduled to be released


Please note that the Jersey Archive is not a Scheduled Public Authority under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, but provides the following assistance in the interest of transparency.

Many record series from prior to the Occupation period continue throughout the Occupation and the Jersey Archive have been asked by the public institutions who created the documents to maintain the routine closure periods.

For example, general hospital admissions are routinely closed for 100 years as they contain medical information, court records are routinely closed for 100 years as they contain names of victims and witnesses, records from children’s homes are closed for 100 years as they contain medical details and sensitive family information and these closure periods would continue to be applied for the records that cover the Occupation period. Closure periods are applied from the final date of the information within the file.

Attached is a list of all catalogued files at Jersey Archive that have the start date between 1940 – 1945 that are closed.

Occupation closed records 

Further to the Freedom of Information (Jersey Heritage Trust) Regulations 2014, a requester may submit a Freedom of Information request to request the opening of a closed Archive file. The file would then be reviewed by the relevant Scheduled Public Authority to decide whether or not this should be opened to the public.

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