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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 ...


Stephen Fry launches Memory Makers for HMD 2015

Stephen Fry launches Memory Makers for HMD 2015

Stephen Fry has joined a diverse group of British artists and Holocaust and genocide survivors in launching The Holocaust Memorial Day's new arts project in which survivors’ stories will be interpreted and explored through writing, poetry, ceramics, film, illustration and collage.[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...]


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...]


Annual Election Meeting

Owing to unforeseen exceptional circumstances we had to postpone the Annual Election Meeting that was due to take place on 18 November. The Meeting will now be held at 10:30am on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at Belsize Square Synagogue, 51 Belsize Square, London NW3 4HX.[more...]


Last Train to Tomorrow

Last Train to Tomorrow

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was deeply honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as our special guest at the London premiere of The Last Train to Tomorrow at the Roundhouse on Sunday 9 November.

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Six Point Foundation poster competition

Six Point Foundation poster competition

Six Point Foundation makes grants to provide Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees who face difficult financial circumstances and who are resident in the UK with extra support so that they can live a better life.[more...]


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 Annual Celebration

AJR Annual Celebration

Some 200 guests attended the AJR's annual Celebration at the Watford Hilton on Sunday 21 September when guests were treated to a selection of songs performed by Glenys Groves and Sacha Naoumenko from the Royal Opera accompanied by violinist Cormac Browne and Diana Franklin on piano.[more...]


KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

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


Child Survivors Association celebrates 20th anniversary

Child Survivors Association celebrates 20th anniversary

120 members and guests attended a special reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Child Survivors Aassociation of Great Britain on Thursday 12th June in the State Rooms, House of Commons by kind permission of Mr Speaker, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP.[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 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...]