During the German Occupation (1940-45) after the evacuation of Alderney, the Nazis transported thousands of workers of many nations to the island to build military fortifications. This plaque records the sites of the principle camps where those workers were held.
The workers originated from many countries, but were treated with great cruelty and brutality. Approx. 400 graves have been identified in Alderney. The full number, however, of those who perished either on the island or in camps on the European mainland subsquent to leaving Alderney, is unknown. They are remembered at the Hammond Memorial at Saye.