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 ...


KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

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


Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was deeply saddened to learn of Sir Nicholas Winton’s passing.[more...]


European Shoah Legacy Institute

European Shoah Legacy Institute

The AJR is proud to be a partner European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI), which co-operates with governments, non-governmental organizations, and independent experts to seek international solutions to the restitution of immovable property, art, Judaica, and Jewish cultural assets stolen by the Nazis; the provision of adequate social welfare support for Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazism; and the promotion of Holocaust education, research, and remembrance.[more...]


Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

We were delighted to welcome Agnes Hirschi, step-daughter of Carl Lutz, the Swiss diplomat who issued Schutzbriefe that rescued more than 50,000 Jews from deportation in Hungary, as our guest speaker at the Scotland regional on Wednesday 17 June.[more...]


Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) describes itself as an 'intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally. IHRA has taken a leading role in commemorative activity across the world since its founding in 1998. It operates a rotating Chairmanship, which last year was held by Britain and in March passed to the Hungarian government.[more...]


Hamburg Kindertransport statue

Hamburg Kindertransport statue

The AJR was delighted and honoured to support the inauguration of a statue, The Last Farewell, sculpted by the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Meisler in Hamburg on Wednesday 6 May.[more...]


Intergenerational conference

Intergenerational conference

The AJR, together with the Second Generation Network and the Kindertransport Association, co-organised an historic inter-generational gathering of Holocaust refugees and survivors and their descendants on Sunday 18 January 2015 at the Institute of Education.[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...]


GSI Newsletter

GSI Newsletter

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


Claims Conference announces increase in Homecare

Claims Conference announces increase in Homecare

Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015.[more...]


Polish government pensions

Polish government pensions

On April 4, 2014, Poland passed legislation making it easier for eligible survivors who were Polish citizens on or after 1 September 1939 who currently live outside of Poland to qualify for monthly pensions.[more...]


Child Survivor Fund

Child Survivor Fund

The Claims Conference has reached a landmark agreement with the German Finance Ministry to provide compensation to Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust, defined as Nazi victims born on or after 1 January 1928.[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...]


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...]