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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

AJR participates in Mitzvah Day 2008

AJR participates in Mitzvah Day 2008

AJR members participated in the first UK Mitzvah Day in November by taking part in a pack-a-thon at Hampstead Town Hall.

Our members packed goods for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who arrive from Darfur to this country. Alongside the packers in the hall other projects were also taking place including, sorting toys for children from disadvantaged families and quilt making. …read more

HRH The Prince of Wales attends the Kindertransport Celebration

HRH The Prince of Wales attends the Kindertransport Celebration

The AJR was honoured and delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the Celebration organised by the AJR's Kindertransport committee. …read more

AJR mourns passing of Rudy Kennedy

AJR mourns passing of Rudy Kennedy

“The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rudy Kennedy. Rudy was an inspirational campaigner who was determined that proper recognition and compensation be given to former slave labourers. His perseverance helped pave the way for the DM10 billion Foundation: Remembrance, Responsibility and Future, established by the German government and industry in 2001. Until his recent poor health he was an active member of the Umbrella Group committee of organisations representing and supporting Holocaust survivors and refugees in the UK. He will be greatly missed.” Andrew Kaufman, AJR Chairman. …link

Stumbling Stones

Stumbling Stones

The AJR is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the screening of Stumbling Stones, which forms part of this year's Jewish Film Festival. …read more