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Welcome to The Association of Jewish Refugees

The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain.  Read more ...


Judith Kerr event

Judith Kerr event

The AJR is very excited to announce that booking is now open for tickets to the event we are hosting at, and with, the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Sunday 29 June when the celebrated author Judith Kerr will be our guest of honour.[more...]


Kindertransport Reunion DVD

Kindertransport Reunion DVD

We are delighted to announce that a special commemorative DVD with footage of the Kindertransport Reunion at JFS and the reception with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace is now available for purchase.[more...]


Former East Germany - Claims Conference Late Application Fund

Former East Germany - Claims Conference Late Application Fund

The Claims Conference has established a Late Applicants Fund (“LAF”) of €50 million to accept applications from certain heirs of former owners of Jewish property/assets located in the former East Germany for which the Claims Conference received proceeds. Applications must be submitted before 31 December 2014.[more...]


Last Train to Tomorrow

Last Train to Tomorrow

It is with great excitement and pride that the AJR is delighted to announce a special event we are organising with the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Carl Davis CBE to perform the London premiere of his tribute to the Kindertransport, The Last Train to Tomorrow, on Sunday 9 November at The Roundhouse, London NW1.[more...]


Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky

We were delighted to welcome the newsreader and former winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Natasha Kaplinsky, as the guest speaker at the Kinder lunch at the New North London Synagogue on Monday 3 March.[more...]


Kinder Lunches

Kinder Lunches

Following the closure of the AJR Centre at Belsize Square Synagogue, from April 2014 the Kinder Lunches will be held at Alyth Synagogue (North Western Reform Synagogue) Alyth Gardens, London NW11 7EN.[more...]


AJR Holocaust Memorial Day service

AJR Holocaust Memorial Day service

We were delighted to welcome some 150 guests, including representatives of The Quakers, at our service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 28 January 2014.[more...]


New North London Synagogue HMD event

New North London Synagogue HMD event

We were honoured to help The New North London Synagogue organise a special event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport on Sunday 26 January at the Synagogue.[more...]


AJR Centre's doors close but Sobell's open

AJR Centre's doors close but Sobell's open

On the bittersweet occasion of the closure of the AJR Centre some 80 guests attended the farewell party at the Belsize Square Synagogue on 19 December 2013.[more...]


The AJR is recruiting

The AJR is recruiting

We are now recruiting for a Leeds based full time qualified and experienced social worker with a minimum of five years post-qualification experience to work with AJR members in Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Applicants must have an interest and some knowledge of the Jewish community and an awareness of the Holocaust.[more...]


Kindertransport plaque rededicated

Kindertransport plaque rededicated

The AJR was delighted to organise a special gathering on 20 November 2013 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the debate in Parliament that led to the creation of the Kindertransport.[more...]


The Cosmo

The Cosmo

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was delighted to unveil a special commemorative plaque in memory of The Cosmo restaurant, a famous meeting place for Jewish émigrés from Nazi oppression. The Cosmo plaque was unveiled on Tuesday 19 November at INDIA Per Se (its former site), on the Finchley Road near Swiss Cottage.[more...]


KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

Click here to read the latest edition of the Kindertransport Newsletter.[link]


Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

The AJR marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht by organising and helping to arrange a series of events across the country.[more...]


AJR plaque to honour Sir Ludwig Guttmann

AJR plaque to honour Sir Ludwig Guttmann

We were delighted to unveil a plaque dedicated to Sir Ludwig Guttmann at a special event at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) part of Stoke Mandeville hospital on Thursday 24 October.[more...]


AJR Concert Lunch 2013

AJR Concert Lunch 2013

AJR members enjoyed an afternoon of socialising, good food and entertainment at the annual AJR Concert and lunch on Sunday 20th October 2013.[more...]


GSI Newsletter

GSI Newsletter

Click here to read the latest Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) newsletter.[link]


Annual Celebration of Volunteering

Annual Celebration of Volunteering

The annual Celebration of Volunteering when we thank AJR volunteers for all their great help, this year took place at the Westminster Synagogue in Knightsbridge.[more...]


AJR reflects on Kindertransport events

AJR reflects on Kindertransport events

We were deeply honoured to enjoy the generous hospitality of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at a fabulous reception at St James's Palace on Monday 24 June as part of a series of events this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.[more...]


Claims Conference secures Homecare increase

Claims Conference secures Homecare increase

The AJR has received a copy of a letter from Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat to the Claims Conference regarding the latest agreements with the German government to provide social and welfare services and programmes for Holocaust refugees and survivors.[more...]


AJR plaque to honour Sir Hans Krebs

AJR plaque to honour Sir Hans Krebs

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to announce that a special commemorative plaque was unveiled on Monday 20 May at the Department of Biochemistry, part of the University of Oxford, to honour the life and work of Sir Hans Krebs.[more...]


Claims Conference Late Application Fund

Claims Conference Late Application Fund

The Claims Conference has established a Late Applicants Fund (“LAF”) of €50 million to accept applications from certain heirs of former owners of Jewish property/assets located in the former East Germany for which the Claims Conference received proceeds. Applications must be submitted before 31 December 2014.[more...]


Austrian Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

Austrian Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

The Austrian National Fund publishes the “Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism”, a new online platform that makes it possible to search for archival material in Austrian Archives.[more...]


Refugee Voices deposited at Charles University, Prague

Refugee Voices deposited at Charles University, Prague

The AJR is delighted to announce that our ground-breaking Holocaust testimony archive, Refugee Voices, will be accessible at the Malach Centre for Visual History, part of the Charles University in Prague.[more...]


EU recognises International Holocaust Remembrance Day

EU recognises International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The European Union has incorporated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, into its official calendar.[more...]


Computer Help Programme

Computer Help Programme

AJR Volunteers Department is starting a new programme aimed at helping members learn how to work with computers and surf the internet.[more...]


Recipes Remembered

Recipes Remembered

We are delighted to announce the publication of Recipes Remembered, a collection of dishes and stories compiled from the refugees from Central Europe who fled Nazi oppression and who rebuilt their lives in Britain.[more...]


AJR on Facebook

AJR on Facebook

It gives us great pleasure to invite you – and your friends, family and colleagues – to view the AJR’s Facebook page where we will post details of our events and photos as well as articles of interest.[more...]


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.[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.[more...]