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Employment opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a qualified professional to the following position:

Head of Social Services

Owing to the retirement of the current Head, we are now seeking a qualified social worker experienced in case management preferably with exposure to working with the elderly within the UK Jewish community. …read more

Claims Conference secures additional payments for Holocaust survivors

Nearly $100 Million in Additional Payments to be Made Over 10 Years

In its annual negotiations today with the German government, the Claims Conference obtained eligibility for monthly pension payments for an estimated additional 1,500 Holocaust survivors and secured increases in the amounts of payments to survivors in Eastern Europe. Today’s negotiations will result in nearly $100 million in additional compensation payments over the next decade.

Western European Victims

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Overwhelming response to Kinder survey

Overwhelming response to Kinder survey

The Survey Team of the KT/AJR Planning Committee has been very busy registering the returns of our Survey Questionnaires.

The good news is that the number already received approaches 1,000. Approximately 550 are from the UK, 150 from Israel, 280 from the USA, and a handful from other countries. We have also received several hundred Supplementary Questionnaires about ex-Kinder no longer with us. These are yet to be registered …read more

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the AJR took place on Tuesday 5 June at the AJR Centre in Cleve Road. A full report of the meeting is available in the July edition of the AJR Journal. …read more

AJR launches new website

AJR launches new website

Welcome to the new website of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR). Our updated site features the activities of the AJR and contains information for and about Holocaust survivors and refugees living in Great Britain. …read more

Bank charges

At the instigation of the AJR, the British Bankers Association has produced a set of guidelines to ensure that no commission charges should be deducted from compensation payments made to Holocaust survivors or their heirs living in Great Britain. If charges are taken, the BBA guidelines (click here) explain how to apply for a refund. …link

Pension life certificates

The AJR is now able to notarise life certificates for all German and Austrian social security and compensation pensions. …link

French railway litigation

In a setback to the families of Holocaust victims hoping to claim compensation from the French government and railways (SNCF) a judge, at the end of March, overturned a ruling that French railways must compensate the family of a Jewish man transported to an internment camp in Nazi-occupied France. …read more

Austrian restitution website

Austria has created an online database containing information about objects of art and other cultural items that were likely to have been expropriated between 1938 and 1945, when Austria became a part of Nazi Germany. …read more