Over 150 people surrounded the memorial stone at the Crematorium at Westmount to commemorate the sacrifice and hardships suffered by foreign detainees in the Island during the war years.
Participants laid 41 wreaths, including tributes from the last two former forced workers still living in Jersey.
The Lieutenant-Governor, Lieutenant-General Andrew Ridgway, was the first to lay a wreath, followed by the Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, and the President of Madeira, Dr Alberto Jardim.
Gen Ridgway later said that he had been impressed by the number of people who had turned out to pay their respects. ‘It was a very moving ceremony,’ he said. ‘It was wonderful to see so many different communities represented.’