Extracts from the Jul 2006 Journal

Vienna, City of Dreams

If Omar Sharif's camel ride into stardom in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the cinema's longest arrival sequence, Alida Valli's slow walk past Joseph Cotten out of Vienna's Zentralfriedhof at the end of Carol Reed's 1949 masterpiece The Third Man is its longest and most memorable departure. Unlike the bombastic entry of Lean's Arab warrior prince, the exit of Anna Schmidt, Reed's gangster's moll, carries real moral weight, as she rejects the decent mediocrity offered by Holly Martins (Cotten) and returns to a profoundly corrupted city. [more...]

More Miracles from Poland

A journey into the past: AJR members visit Berlin

Part Experience, Part History (review)

THE CHILDHOOD AND TEENS OF A JEWISH GIRL IN INTER-WAR AUSTRIA AND SUBSEQUENT ADVENTURES
by Edith Argy
Charleston SC: BookSurge, 2005, pp.197 [more...]

Central Office for Holocaust Claims

German life certificate notarisation

As announced in last month's Journal, the AJR is now recognised as an 'official British office' and will be able to notarise for AJR members life certificates issued by the German pension authority, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (DRB). [more...]

Letters to the Editor

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