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AJR statement on comments by Bernie Ecclestone

As the national organisation representing and supporting Jewish Holocaust refugees and survivors in Great Britain, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) deplores the comments made by Bernie Ecclestone in his interview in The Times newspaper published on 4 July 2009. …read more

AJR launches Refugee Voices

AJR launches Refugee Voices

The AJR's groundbreaking audio-visual Holocaust testimony archive, Refugee Voices, was launched at an event at the Wiener Library on 18 June. …read more

Southern Regional lunch at Edwina Currie's

Southern Regional lunch at Edwina Currie's

Southern region AJR members had a wonderful day out thanks to the generous hospitality of author and former politician Edwina Currie and her husband John. …read more

Celebration of Volunteering 2009

Celebration of Volunteering 2009

Over 60 volunteers were presented with certificates by Andrew Kaufman, Chairman of the AJR, at a ceremony in the House of Lords. He thanked Lord Janner of Braunstone for hosting this first of its kind event for the AJR. Andrew also thanked the volunteers for giving their time, energy, enthusiasm and for the compassion they so readily show to the members of the AJR. …read more

Exile Studies

Exile Studies

With the kind permission of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, we reproduce here an article about the AJR written by the AJR Journal’s Consultant Editor Dr Tony Grenville. …read more

Claims Conference

Claims Conference

The AJR distributes funds allocated to the UK by the Claims Conference following its negotiations with, amongst others, the German and Austrian governments for social and welfare programmes for Holocaust survivors and refugees. …read more

Holocaust education

Holocaust education

Contrary to malicious emails that have been circualating, Holocaust education continues to remain a mandatory component of the National Curriculum for History, as it has been since 1991. …read more

Continental Britons at Burgh House

Continental Britons at Burgh House

The AJR is delighted to announce that its ground breaking exhibition, Continental Britons, will be on deiplay at the Hampstead Museum, Burgh House from Thursday 29 January until Sunday 5 April 2009. …read more

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Members of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) gathered on Tuesday 27 January 2009 at the Belsize Square Synagogue, London NW3 to commemorate the annual Holocaust Memorial Day. …read more