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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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

AJR Celebration Tea 2010

AJR Celebration Tea 2010

Some 350 members and guests packed the Hertford Suite in the Hilton Hotel, Watford for the AJR’s 2010 annual Celebration Tea – ‘one of the best teas we have ever held,’ AJR Director Carol Rossen said. Operatic entertainment was provided by Glenys Groves, Jonathan Fisher and Alexandre Naoumenko, accompanied at the piano by Diana Franklin, a member of the AJR’s Management Committee. …read more

AJR Glasgow Dinner

AJR Glasgow Dinner

Every picture tells a story. Steven Anson’s photograph captured the mood at the Glasgow AJR dinner as members mingled over cocktails at the reception, ensuring a great atmosphere at the start of a wonderful evening.Thereafter a three course dinner was served on tartan laid tables in true Scottish style and was enjoyed by all. …read more

Terezin guidelines

Terezin guidelines

At the end of May in Prague 43 nations adopted a set of "Guidelines and Best Practices for the Restitution and Compensation of Immovable (Real) Property Confiscated or Otherwise Wrongfully Seized by the Nazis, Fascists and Their Collaborators during the Holocaust (Shoah) Era between 1933-1945, Including the Period of World War II." …read more

Jewish Volunteering Network Awards

Jewish Volunteering Network Awards

AJR nominees were runners-up in two categories at the inaugural Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) Awards event held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Wednesday June 9. …read more

Sir Andrew Burns appointed first UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues

Sir Andrew Burns appointed first UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues

The AJR welcomes the British government’s decision to create a United Kingdom Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues and the appointment of Sir Andrew Burns to this post. …read more

Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain

Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain

The AJR is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Dr Anthony Grenville, Consultant Editor, AJR Journal. Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain:Their Image in ‘AJR Information’ (Vallentine Mitchell, 2009) is the first history of the refugees who fled to Britain from the German-speaking lands after 1933. …read more

Theo Marx

Theo Marx

It is with great sadness that the AJR announces the passing of its former Chairman, Theo Marx, at the age of 89.

Theo Marx was a man whose actions spoke far louder than his words: throughout his life he put the needs
of family, community and society before his own. His understated generosity touched the lives of everyone he met as well as those of many who never even knew of his existence. …read more

Ghetto pensions review

Following a court ruling in Germany it is now possible for people whose applications for a ghetto pension were rejected, to have these claims reviewed. The court has ruled that the previous eligibility criteria were too restrictive and that as a result peoples’ claims were unjustly rejected. …read more