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Annual Celebration of Volunteering

Annual Celebration of Volunteering

The annual Celebration of Volunteering when we thank AJR volunteers for all their great help, this year took place at the Westminster Synagogue in Knightsbridge. …read more

AJR reflects on Kindertransport events

AJR reflects on Kindertransport events

We were deeply honoured to enjoy the generous hospitality of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at a fabulous reception at St James's Palace on Monday 24 June as part of a series of events this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport. …read more

Claims Conference secures Homecare increase

Claims Conference secures Homecare increase

The AJR has received a copy of a letter from Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat to the Claims Conference regarding the latest agreements with the German government to provide social and welfare services and programmes for Holocaust refugees and survivors. …read more

AJR plaque to honour Sir Hans Krebs

AJR plaque to honour Sir Hans Krebs

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to announce that a special commemorative plaque was unveiled on Monday 20 May at the Department of Biochemistry, part of the University of Oxford, to honour the life and work of Sir Hans Krebs. …read more

Claims Conference Late Application Fund

Claims Conference Late Application Fund

The Claims Conference has established a Late Applicants Fund (“LAF”) of €50 million to accept applications from certain heirs of former owners of Jewish property/assets located in the former East Germany for which the Claims Conference received proceeds. Applications must be submitted before 31 December 2014. …read more

Refugee Voices deposited at Charles University, Prague

Refugee Voices deposited at Charles University, Prague

The AJR is delighted to announce that our ground-breaking Holocaust testimony archive, Refugee Voices, will be accessible at the Malach Centre for Visual History, part of the Charles University in Prague. …read more

Austrian Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

Austrian Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

The Austrian National Fund publishes the “Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism”, a new online platform that makes it possible to search for archival material in Austrian Archives. …read more

EU recognises International Holocaust Remembrance Day

EU recognises International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The European Union has incorporated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, into its official calendar.

“It is an honor for the institution that I lead to mark this day in such a dignified manner,” Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, said ahead of the ceremony, which for practical reasons is scheduled to take place in Brussels on Jan. 22. …read more

Computer Help Programme

Computer Help Programme

AJR Volunteers Department is starting a new programme aimed at helping members learn how to work with computers and surf the internet. …read more