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Harwich – a new life and a new freedom

Harwich – a new life and a new freedom

We have received the following reports regarding the recent memorable Kindertransport train journey from Liverpool Street to Harwich. …read more

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. …read more

Jewish Refugees' Committee / Central British Fund (CBF)

Jewish Refugees' Committee / Central British Fund (CBF)

With the support of the AJR, World Jewish Relief has digitised the archives of the Jewish Refugees Committee, which were administered by the WJR’s predecessor, the Central British Fund. …read more

BREXIT - IN OR OUT?

BREXIT - IN OR OUT?

The AJR Outreach and Event Department  welcomed Mike Freer MP for Finchley and Golders Green together with Sir Bernard Zissman, Former Mayor of Birmingham, to a lunch and lively discussion on Brexit.  The benefits of voting In or Out were discussed at length and our members had many different views.   We thank Mike Freer and Sir Bernard Zissman for their time. …link

Freddie Knoller BEM

Freddie Knoller BEM

The AJR is delighted to congratulate Freddie Knoller and other Holocaust survivors on receipt of their British Empire Medals.  …link

AJR's Trip to Yorkshire

AJR's Trip to Yorkshire

The AJR’s annual 5 day trip took place this year in Yorkshire and 31 members attended.

A great time was had by all visiting York Minster, The Chocolate Experience, Bronte Parsonage, Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Harewood House, Harlow Carr Gardens, Bettys and The Thackray Medical Museum.  Food aplenty and many new friendships formed. A real highlight of the year from the Outreach and  Events Department. …read more

Introducing "Generation2Generation"

Introducing "Generation2Generation"

Generation2Generation is an online film archive of interviews between grandchildren and grandparents about their refugee or Holocaust survivor experience. …read more

Clemens N. Nathan PhD Scholarship Programme

Clemens N. Nathan PhD Scholarship Programme

AJR Chief Executive, Michael Newman, announced a ground-breaking PhD scholarship programme at a memorial seminar held in honour of AJR member Clemens N. Nathan on 4th May 2016 at the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London. …read more

Visit by Dame Esther Rantzen to the Kindertransport Organisation

Visit by Dame Esther Rantzen to the Kindertransport Organisation

The Kindertransport Organisation, part of The Association of Jewish Refugees, were delighted to welcome Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, to their monthly lunch where she spoke to 75 Kinder about the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, and the comparison between the current refugee crisis and their plight over 77 years ago. Members were delighted to also hear her family history, the history of Childline and her new project SIlverline to help those who are on their own and need some companionship. …read more