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Extracts from the May 2005 Journal

AJR is major donor to unique school project

The AJR is a major donor to a unique exhibition for primary school children, the Primary Learning Centre. The Centre, aimed at 9-12-year-olds, is set to occupy 1,800 square feet on the second floor of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire. [more...]

AJR is major donor to unique school project

The AJR is a major donor to a unique exhibition for primary school children, the Primary Learning Centre. The Centre, aimed at 9-12-year-olds, is set to occupy 1,800 square feet on the second floor of the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire. [more...]

My country

I think of Smetana's Ma vlast' (My Country). The melody of one of its sections echoes the winding progress of the River Voltava and Israel's national anthem is based on a similar folk melody. How assured the title sounds! The Czech lands were Smetana's country. What is mine? [more...]

Art notes

They were refugees from the Nazis, but Winston Churchill's call to 'collar the lot' resulted in some 27,000 enemy aliens being interned in Britain during World War 11.They included a disproportionately high number of artists labelled 'degenerates' in a Nazi exhibition in 1937. Named after Hugo Dachinger's 1941 exhibition at London's Redfern Gallery, Art Behind Barbed Wire at the London Jewish Cultural Centre offers, for the first time in Britain, an insight through drawings and watercolours into the conditions of internees in British transit camps. For some, it was a brief and unpleasant episode during a shameful period in Britain; for others, it was pure trauma. [more...]

Uncomfortable reading (review)

SIX FROM LEIPZIG
by Gertrude Dubrovsky
Vallentine Mitchell, 2004, 240pp. [more...]

Diary of a sensitive man (review)

HANS GÁL - MUSIK HINTER STACHELDRAHT (Music Behind Barbed Wire)
Peter Halban paperback, 2003, 180pp., £29; may be ordered from www.amazon.com and www.amazon.de [more...]

Central Office for Holocaust Claims

Payments to victims of Nazi medical experiments

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is making second payments to 2,432 Jewish victims of Nazi medical experiments. These survivors will now receive $3,200 (approximately £1,800 or €2,450) in addition to the $5,400 they each received last year. [more...]