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AJR's Celebrates It's 75th Anniversary at the Wiener Library

AJR's Celebrates It's 75th Anniversary at the Wiener Library

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was delighted to mark its 75th anniversary with a reception at the Wiener Library where AJR Chairman Andrew Kaufman announced the installation of a plaque in honour of Hans and Eva Reichmann.

Unveiling the plaque, AJR Chairman, Andrew Kaufman, said: “It is a great personal honour as AJR Chairman to mark the 75th anniversary of our venerable, indomitable and remarkable organisation and  to formally announce the installation of a plaque on the Library’s Wall of Honour in perpetual memory of Hans and Eva Reichmann and their everlasting contributions to the flourishing of the refugees and the shaping of our understanding of the culture, heritage and history of the Jewish émigrés from Central Europe.

“With Reichmann at the helm, the AJR cultivated relationships with MPs, bodies that dealt with Jewish/Christian relations and of course with many Anglo-Jewish organisations as well as with Jewish organisations in other countries. In so doing, he cemented the AJR as the representative body of the Jewish refugees from the German-speaking lands in Britain. He was prominent among those who advocated reconciliation with democratic forces in West Germany that rejected Germany’s Nazi past, and was active in influencing Jewish attitudes to Germany.”

Please click here to see some photographs from the evening.