Extracts from the Dec 2015 Journal


He is known as the painter of Primrose Hill, rising at dawn to capture new imagery in places he has known virtually since he escaped Nazi Germany in 1939. Now 84, Frank Auerbach doesn’t rest on his laurels. He doesn’t rest at all. Camden Town and Mornington Crescent are relentlessly daubed on and scratched out in canvass until he is sure they reflect his vision. [more...]

AJR celebrates 70th Anniversary of the journal

It is with great pride that the Association of Jewish Refugees will be publishing the 70th anniversary edition of its monthly AJR Journal in January with a series of articles from its extensive archive. [more...]

Schisms on the left

The surprise election of the left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party threatens to exacerbate the disputes over ideology and political strategy that have long bedevilled relations between the right and left wings of the party. These disagreements burst into open conflict in the early 1980s, with the foundation of the Social Democratic Party and the secession to it of 28 Labour MPs. Most commentators had assumed that the reforming measures implemented since the disastrous general election defeat of 1983 by successive leaders of the Labour Party - Neil Kinnock, John Smith and Tony Blair - had so weakened the Labour left that it could no longer mount a credible challenge to the dominance of the right wing. [more...]

A dynamic and richly textured silence BREAKING THE SILENCE: VOICES OF THE BRITISH CHILDREN OF REFUGEES FROM NAZISM by Merilyn Moos London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, 334 pp. paperback, £24.95, ISBN 9781783482962

London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, 334 pp. paperback, £24.95, ISBN 9781783482962 [more...]

Letters to the Editor

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