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Statement on 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Statement on 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht

As the largest UK organisation representing and supporting Holocaust survivors and refugees, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) recalls the tragic events of Kristallnacht. …read more

Kristallnacht commemoration

Kristallnacht commemoration

The AJR is proud to be sponsoring a special service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht at an event being organised by Liberal Judaism. …read more

AJR statement on Rev Leslie Hardman

“The AJR is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rev Leslie Hardman and sends our sincerest condolences to his family. Like many AJR members, Rev Leslie Hardman was a witness to the Nazis’ inhumanity. As well as carrying out his duties as a Chaplain in the British army that liberated the Belsen concentration camp, he will always be remembered and honoured for continuing to speak about his experiences at Belsen, which had a profound affect on his life”, Andrew Kaufman, AJR Chairman. …link

AJR Celebrates Annual Tea

AJR Celebrates Annual Tea

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Annual Tea at the Watford Hilton Hotel on Sunday 21 September 2008. …read more

Mitzvah Day

To commemorate Mitzvah Day on Sunday 16 November, AJR members will be participating in a project with the Jewish Community Centre and the Separated Child Foundation. …read more

Refugee Voices deposited at the Memorial de la Shoah

Refugee Voices deposited at the Memorial de la Shoah

The AJR is delighted to announce that our audio-visual Holocaust testimony archive, Refugee Voices, has been deposited at the Memorial de la Shoah in Paris. …read more

AJR a proud sponsor of The Journey

AJR a proud sponsor of The Journey

The AJR is delighted and proud to be a prominent sponsor of 'The Journey', an exhibition exploring the lives of the Kindertransport that opens at the Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 7 September. …read more

Austrian Remembrance Grant

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Anschluss the Austrian government has announced it will make a one-time €1,000 (approximately £800) Remembrance Grant to certain Austrian Holocaust victims. …read more

Kinder pensions

After a long campaign spearheaded by former KT Chairman, Hermann Hirschberger, certain Kindertransport refugees who fled to Britain, and whose parents were of German nationality, may be entitled to an increase in their German retirement pensions following a change in British pension law announced by the Minister for Pensions Reform, Mike O’Brien QC MP. …read more