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Terezin guidelines

Terezin guidelines

At the end of May in Prague 43 nations adopted a set of "Guidelines and Best Practices for the Restitution and Compensation of Immovable (Real) Property Confiscated or Otherwise Wrongfully Seized by the Nazis, Fascists and Their Collaborators during the Holocaust (Shoah) Era between 1933-1945, Including the Period of World War II." …read more

Jewish Volunteering Network Awards

Jewish Volunteering Network Awards

AJR nominees were runners-up in two categories at the inaugural Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) Awards event held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Wednesday June 9. …read more

Sir Andrew Burns appointed first UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues

Sir Andrew Burns appointed first UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues

The AJR welcomes the British government’s decision to create a United Kingdom Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues and the appointment of Sir Andrew Burns to this post. …read more

Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain

Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain

The AJR is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Dr Anthony Grenville, Consultant Editor, AJR Journal. Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain:Their Image in ‘AJR Information’ (Vallentine Mitchell, 2009) is the first history of the refugees who fled to Britain from the German-speaking lands after 1933. …read more

Theo Marx

Theo Marx

It is with great sadness that the AJR announces the passing of its former Chairman, Theo Marx, at the age of 89.

Theo Marx was a man whose actions spoke far louder than his words: throughout his life he put the needs
of family, community and society before his own. His understated generosity touched the lives of everyone he met as well as those of many who never even knew of his existence. …read more

Ghetto pensions review

Following a court ruling in Germany it is now possible for people whose applications for a ghetto pension were rejected, to have these claims reviewed. The court has ruled that the previous eligibility criteria were too restrictive and that as a result peoples’ claims were unjustly rejected. …read more

Extension of Austrian pension law

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to learn of the improvement in Austrian social security law that extends the right to an Austrian state retirement pension to Jewish Nazi victims born in Austria after the Anschluss (12 March 1938) and before the end of the Second World War (8 May 1945). …read more

Closing payments from the General Settlement Fund

In July the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism (GSF) commenced the disbursement of the closing payments from the Fund along the lines of the final quotas agreed by the Fund’s Board of Trustees. The GSF was established as part of the Washington Agreement signed in January 2001. …read more

Claims Conference appoints new Executive Vice President

Claims Conference appoints new Executive Vice President

The AJR is delighted to congratulate Greg Schneider on his recent appointment as Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference. …read more