The Deputy Bailiff, Michael Birt, the German Consul, Ken Soar, and ex-internees and their families were the guests of the St Helier-Bad Wurzach Partnerschaft Committee.
The celebration was held 61 years to the day since French tanks rolled into the southern German spa town of Bad Wurzach to liberate the more than 600 Islanders imprisoned in the town’s 18th century castle since 1942.
The 50 people who attended the event also included ex-internees from the camps in Biberach and Laufen.
The ex-internees’ families were deported to Germany on the personal orders of Adolf Hitler in retaliation for the British interning German nationals in the Middle East.
The criterion for deportation was that the male head of a household was of British descent.
Most of the surviving ex-internees were children when they were deported.