Events

Special visit to Scotland

Please join us for a special trip to Scotland from 17th – 21st May 2015.

Accompanied travel by train from London to Glasgow, plus four nights’ accommodation in Glasgow. We will also help arrange travel from other parts of England to Glasgow.

Highlights of this trip will include a day in Edinburgh with a visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia and the new Parliament building. Our days in Glasgow will include Kelvingrove Museum; guided tour of Pollok House; a visit to a whisky distillery; boat trip on Loch Lomond; visit to Luss Conservation Village; Keeble Palace; The Burrell Collection; The Botanical Gardens and many other Scottish delights.

All meals and travel will be included but places are limited.

If you are interested please call Susan Harrod at Head Office on 020 8385 3070 to receive full details and an application form or email susan@ajr.org.uk

Holocaust Generations Conference

The AJR co-organises an historic inter-generational gathering of Holocaust refugees and survivors and their descendants on Sunday 18 January 2015 at the Institute of Education (IoE), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL.

The one-day Holocaust Generations Conference brought together the families of Shoah victims to hear from speakers addressing a number of post-Holocaust subjects, to meet people with similar backgrounds and to share experiences. The conference covered several subjects of interest including history, psychology, genealogy, as well as highlighting the culture and legacy of the refugees and survivors.

As the first generation community dwindles, this timely conference also explored ways of commemorating the Holocaust and preserving the heritage of the refugees and survivors for future generations.

As part of the event, the UCL IoE announced the preliminary findings of the UCL IoE’s Centre for Holocaust Education’s ground-breaking research into the impact of Holocaust education on school students, based on a questionnaire sent to more than 8,000 11-18 year olds throughout the country.

The day featured a variety of panel discussions and two sets of simultaneous workshops involving a broad range of topics, including the contribution of the refugees to Britain, Holocaust-era archives, 30 years of Holocaust film, the Listeners, unearthing Treblinka, Holocaust-era art restitution, oral testimony, support for carers, and the psychological impact of surviving the Holocaust.

For further information please visit www.holocaustgenerationsconference.org