The Association of Jewish Refugees was delighted to unveil a special commemorative plaque in memory of Rabbi Dr Leo Baeck, the scholar, teacher and theologian who was a prominent leader of Progressive Judaism. …read more
An article on how the Kindertransport refugees are calling for the UK to offer humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees.
EU Agreement on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that includes a reference to the Holocaust.
Following a campaign of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the AJR welcomes the European Union’s announcement that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will include a specific reference to the Holocaust. …read more
Report in the Jewish Chronicle on the recent AJR trip to Israel.
The Association of Jewish Refugees was delighted to receive confirmation from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon David Gauke MP, that the one-time payments made from the Child Survivor Fund (CSF) will be exempt from income tax, capital gains tax and inheritances tax. …read more
The event held at the British Academy on 10 November 2015 proved to be a remarkable success.
It was attended by well over 100 people, including AJR members, Fellows of the British Academy and independent academics. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship, financed by donations from the Jewish refugees from Hitler, presentations were given on four distinguished refugee academics. …read more
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
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
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