The deadline to apply for the Hungarian government compensation programme expired on 31 December 2006. Under the terms of the law that provides for the compensation, the Hungarian government will make lump sum awards of $1,800 (HUF 400,000) to the living spouse, child or parent of a Holocaust victim who died due to the ‘political despotism of the Hungarian authority or an official person, or if the injured person died during deportation or forced labour ’. …read more
Following on from the successful trip to Berlin last May, members of the AJR made a cultural visit to Vienna at the end of April. The four day programme included a classical tour of Vienna, a visit to the city’s museums as well as the Jewish Museum and other places of Jewish interest. …read more
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to announce that the Child Survivor Association (CSA) of Great Britain has joined the AJR as a Special Interest Group. …read more
It is with great sadness that the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) announces the passing of Edward Levy, a respected member of our association and Trustee of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) Charitable Trust. The Trustees, management and staff of the AJR send their condolences to his wife and family at this sad time. …link
Commissioned and sponsored by the AJR, Refugee Voices is an audio-visual archive of filmed interviews with 150 Holocaust survivors and refugees. This valuable collection, which includes fully edited and catalogued transcriptions, will be used as an educative tool to study the contribution made to Britain by those who survived Nazism and to ensure their experiences are never forgotten. …link
Members of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) gathered on Thursday 9 November at the AJR Centre in West Hampstead, London to commemorate the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. …read more
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was delighted to welcome Daniel Finkelstein, Associate Editor of The Times, who addressed more than 100 members of the AJR at a gathering at the Imperial War Museum last month. …read more
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) and World Jewish Relief (WJR) are delighted to announce a new commemorative sculpture in honour of the Kindertransport to be located at Liverpool Street Station.