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Compensation programmes improved

Compensation programmes improved

Following negotiations with the German government, the Claims Conference announced a series of improvements in compensation programmes that they administer. These changes affect applicants to the Article II and the Hardship Funds. …read more

ITS records launched in the UK

ITS records launched in the UK

At an historic event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 14 December, AJR member Eugene Black spoke about his reaction to receiving records from the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen and about the persecution he endured at the hands of the Nazis in several concentration camps. The records documented his journey from deportation in Hungary through several concentration camps until liberation at Bergen Belsen. …read more

Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets (Israel)

Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims Assets (Israel)

A list of approximately 7,000 names of owners of bank accounts and other properties in Israel that were not claimed after World War II have been listed on the website of Hashava, the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets Ltd. Hashava was established in Israel in 2006 by the Holocaust Victims Assets Law. …read more

Happy Passover

Happy Passover

The AJR Trustees, Management Committee and staff wish our members a very Happy Passover …link

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

AJR members are invited to attend the national Yom HaShoah commemoration at The Dell in Hyde Park on Sunday 1 May.

For details of the event and where to find The Dell click here …link

"Restitution in Austria today"

"Restitution in Austria today"

AJR members particpated at an event at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador on Monday 4 April where a panel of speakers addressed an audience on the subject of "Restitution in Austria today". …read more

Claims Conference event in London

Claims Conference event in London

The AJR was delighted to extend invitations to our members to attend an event that was organised by the Anglo-Jewish Association (AJA) at which Greg Schnedier, Executive Director of the Claims Conference, addressed an audience on the theme of The legacy of the Holocaust: The work and future of the Claims Conference. …read more

AJR commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

AJR commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

Members of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) gathered on Monday 24 January 2011 at the Belsize Square Synagogue, London NW3 to commemorate the annual Holocaust Memorial Day. …read more

Hermann Hirschberger awarded MBE

Hermann Hirschberger awarded MBE

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to congratulate Hermann Hirschberger on receiving an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his services to the Jewish community and the Kindertransport. …read more