For decades, Alderney in the Channel Islands has been trying to find a way to deal with what happened during one of the darkest chapters in its history: its occupation by the Nazis during the second world war. It’s a story the British government has tried hard to forget. That is until July 2023, when it was announced that – for the first time – there would be an official inquiry into what happened on Alderney and specifically how many people died.

I produced this episode with Nosheen Iqbal and Phil Maynard, with sound design by Rudi Zygadlo.