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US State Department Accepts Applications For Compensation From SNCF

US State Department Accepts Applications For Compensation From SNCF

Following the landmark $60m agreement reached towards the end of last year, the US State Department has begun accepting applications for compensation in recognition of the role played by the French railways (SNCF) in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. …read more

Professor David Cesarani

Professor David Cesarani

It is with great shock and profound sadness that the AJR has learnt of the sudden passing of Professor David Cesarani, a towering figure in the field of Holocaust studies. …read more

Sir Erich Reich's letter to the Prime Minister

Sir Erich Reich's letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mr Cameron,

As a former child refugee, who was rescued on the Kindertransport, I urge you to commit the United Kingdom to once again demonstrate its humanitarian compassion by providing a safe haven to the children fleeing persecution in war-torn Syria. …read more

KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

Click here to read the latest edition of the Kindertransport Newsletter. …link

Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was deeply saddened to learn of Sir Nicholas Winton’s passing.

Sir Nicholas will be rightly venerated as a true hero whose bravery, altruism and determination saved the lives of some of the youngest victims of Nazi oppression. …read more

European Shoah Legacy Institute

European Shoah Legacy Institute

The AJR is proud to be a partner European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI), which co-operates with governments, non-governmental organizations, and independent experts to seek international solutions to the restitution of immovable property, art, Judaica, and Jewish cultural assets stolen by the Nazis; the provision of adequate social welfare support for Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazism; and the promotion of Holocaust education, research, and remembrance. …read more

Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

We were delighted to welcome Agnes Hirschi, step-daughter of Carl Lutz, the Swiss diplomat who issued Schutzbriefe that rescued more than 50,000 Jews from deportation in Hungary, as our guest speaker at the Scotland regional on Wednesday 17 June. …read more

Hamburg Kindertransport statue

Hamburg Kindertransport statue

The AJR was delighted and honoured to support the inauguration of a statue, The Last Farewell, sculpted by the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Meisler in Hamburg on Wednesday 6 May. …read more

Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) describes itself as an 'intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally. IHRA has taken a leading role in commemorative activity across the world since its founding in 1998. It operates a rotating Chairmanship, which last year was held by Britain and in March passed to the Hungarian government. …read more