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
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
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
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
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
The AJR, together with the Second Generation Network and the Kindertransport Association, co-organised an historic inter-generational gathering of Holocaust refugees and survivors and their descendants on Sunday 18 January 2015 at the Institute of Education. …read more
The AJR is proud to be part of the UK delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), which brings together governments and non-governmental organisations to raise awareness of the Holocaust and place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally. …read more