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AJR statement commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Anschluss

As the largest UK organisation representing and supporting Holocaust survivors and refugees, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) recalls the tragic events of 13 March 1938, the Anschluss, which formally incorporated the territory of Austria into the German Reich and which signalled Nazi Germany’s aims to conquer Europe. …read more

Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger meets AJR members

Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger meets AJR members

The AJR was delighted to welcome Baroness Rabbi Julia Neuberger toaddress AJR members at a dinner on Wednesday 5th March 2008. …read more

Nuremberg and Franconia art heirs

Nuremberg and Franconia art heirs

The AJR has received the following notice from the Commission for Looted Art in Europe in connection with their search for the heirs of 115 former residents of Nuremberg and Franconia: …read more

Stealing Klimt

Stealing Klimt

The AJR was proud to be the sponsor of the UK premiere of Stealing Klimt on Wednesday 27 February at the Odeon Swiss Cottage.

Organised by the Jewish Film Festival, the screening of the film was followed by a discussion . panel featuring the film’s writer and executive producer Martin Smith, historian Professor David Cesarani, Elisabeth Koegler (Minister at the Austrian embassy), who spoke in her personal capacity, and the AJR's Dr Anthony Grenville. …read more

AJR members gather for Holocaust Memorial Day

AJR members gather for Holocaust Memorial Day

Members of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) gathered on Thursday 24 January 2008 to commemorate the annual Holocaust Memorial Day. …read more

AJR appoints new Head of Social Services

AJR appoints new Head of Social Services

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to announce that Maisie Holland has been appointed Head of its Social Services department. …read more

Sir Nicholas Winton meets AJR members

Sir Nicholas Winton meets AJR members

Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who saved 669 Czech Jewish children from certain death in the Holocaust, made a surprise guest appearance at a screening of a film about his life on Thursday 17 January at the Hampstead Theatre. …read more

Anna Raeburn addresses AJR members

Anna Raeburn addresses AJR members

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was delighted to welcome Anna Raeburn who addressed our members at a dinner at the Belsize Square Synagogue on Wednesday 7 November 2007. …read more

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