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Recent AJR trip to Israel

Recent AJR trip to Israel

Report in the Jewish Chronicle on the recent AJR trip to Israel.

Please click on this link. …link

Tax exemption for Child Survivor Fund

Tax exemption for Child Survivor Fund

The Association of Jewish Refugees was delighted to receive confirmation from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon David Gauke MP, that the one-time payments made from the Child Survivor Fund (CSF) will be exempt from income tax, capital gains tax and inheritances tax. …read more

British Academy Thank You Britain Fund 50th anniversary celebration and commemoration

British Academy Thank You Britain Fund 50th anniversary celebration and commemoration

The event held at the British Academy on 10 November 2015 proved to be a remarkable success.

It was attended by well over 100 people, including AJR members, Fellows of the British Academy and independent academics. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship, financed by donations from the Jewish refugees from Hitler, presentations were given on four distinguished refugee academics. …read more

US State Department Accepts Applications For Compensation From SNCF

US State Department Accepts Applications For Compensation From SNCF

Following the landmark $60m agreement reached towards the end of last year, the US State Department has begun accepting applications for compensation in recognition of the role played by the French railways (SNCF) in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. …read more

Professor David Cesarani

Professor David Cesarani

It is with great shock and profound sadness that the AJR has learnt of the sudden passing of Professor David Cesarani, a towering figure in the field of Holocaust studies. …read more

Sir Erich Reich's letter to the Prime Minister

Sir Erich Reich's letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mr Cameron,

As a former child refugee, who was rescued on the Kindertransport, I urge you to commit the United Kingdom to once again demonstrate its humanitarian compassion by providing a safe haven to the children fleeing persecution in war-torn Syria. …read more

KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

Click here to read the latest edition of the Kindertransport Newsletter. …link

Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) was deeply saddened to learn of Sir Nicholas Winton’s passing.

Sir Nicholas will be rightly venerated as a true hero whose bravery, altruism and determination saved the lives of some of the youngest victims of Nazi oppression. …read more

European Shoah Legacy Institute

European Shoah Legacy Institute

The AJR is proud to be a partner European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI), which co-operates with governments, non-governmental organizations, and independent experts to seek international solutions to the restitution of immovable property, art, Judaica, and Jewish cultural assets stolen by the Nazis; the provision of adequate social welfare support for Holocaust survivors and other victims of Nazism; and the promotion of Holocaust education, research, and remembrance. …read more