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Reunion of war veteran refugees

Reunion of war veteran refugees

In September, a reunion of refugees in the British forces was hosted by the Imperial War Museum and attended by some 200 veterans and their families. …read more

Article II Fund improvements

The Claims Conference has announced major improvements in the eligibility criteria for the Article II Fund. The Fund provides the equivalent of a compensation pension to Holocaust survivors who were interned in ghettos or concentration camps. …read more

AJR Celebrates Annual Tea

AJR Celebrates Annual Tea

We were delighted to welcome almost 400 members to celebrate our Annual Tea on Sunday 9 September at the Watford Hilton hotel.

As well as enjoying a continental Tea, guests were treated to the beautiful arias, duets and ensembles performed by singers from The Royal Opera, Covent Garden and English National Opera. …read more

Summer regional get-togethers

Summer regional get-togethers

The last of our Summer regional get-togethers took place in Leeds on 7 August.

Stephen Smith MBE, founder of the Beth Shalom Holocaust museum and Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, addressed almost 100 members from across the north of England and Scotland. …read more

Employment opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a qualified professional to the following position:

Head of Social Services

Owing to the retirement of the current Head, we are now seeking a qualified social worker experienced in case management preferably with exposure to working with the elderly within the UK Jewish community. …read more

Claims Conference secures additional payments for Holocaust survivors

Nearly $100 Million in Additional Payments to be Made Over 10 Years

In its annual negotiations today with the German government, the Claims Conference obtained eligibility for monthly pension payments for an estimated additional 1,500 Holocaust survivors and secured increases in the amounts of payments to survivors in Eastern Europe. Today’s negotiations will result in nearly $100 million in additional compensation payments over the next decade.

Western European Victims

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Overwhelming response to Kinder survey

Overwhelming response to Kinder survey

The Survey Team of the KT/AJR Planning Committee has been very busy registering the returns of our Survey Questionnaires.

The good news is that the number already received approaches 1,000. Approximately 550 are from the UK, 150 from Israel, 280 from the USA, and a handful from other countries. We have also received several hundred Supplementary Questionnaires about ex-Kinder no longer with us. These are yet to be registered …read more

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the AJR took place on Tuesday 5 June at the AJR Centre in Cleve Road. A full report of the meeting is available in the July edition of the AJR Journal. …read more

AJR launches new website

AJR launches new website

Welcome to the new website of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR). Our updated site features the activities of the AJR and contains information for and about Holocaust survivors and refugees living in Great Britain. …read more