Archive (October 2018)
PzM - A photography exhibition based on the Jersey sea wall
By Gina Socrates
Friday 2 November - Friday 23 November
Built by the Nazis during the Second World War, the sea wall was constructed to ward off a British attempt to recapture the Island. Prisoners of war from Russia and Spain, amongst other countries, were drafted in as slave labour to work on the construction of what the Nazis called “anti-tank walls”; Panzermauren in German, abbreviated to PzM in their files.
With time, the sea wall has become incorporated into the Island's identity and assimilated into its inhabitants' collective