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Belgium compensation – a clarification

Reports at the beginning of March appeared to suggest that the Belgium government was introducing a new fund to pay compensation to Holocaust survivors who were persecuted or lost assets. …read more

Poland to enact restitution legislation

According to media reports, the government of Poland is committing itself to introducing property restitution legislation by the end of 2008. Although reports refer to property restitution, it is thought that the bill would provide compensation of 20 percent of a property’s value to former owners, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The law would apply to properties seized during the Second World War. …read more

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