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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

AJR Celebration Tea 2010

AJR Celebration Tea 2010

Some 350 members and guests packed the Hertford Suite in the Hilton Hotel, Watford for the AJR’s 2010 annual Celebration Tea – ‘one of the best teas we have ever held,’ AJR Director Carol Rossen said. Operatic entertainment was provided by Glenys Groves, Jonathan Fisher and Alexandre Naoumenko, accompanied at the piano by Diana Franklin, a member of the AJR’s Management Committee. …read more

AJR Glasgow Dinner

AJR Glasgow Dinner

Every picture tells a story. Steven Anson’s photograph captured the mood at the Glasgow AJR dinner as members mingled over cocktails at the reception, ensuring a great atmosphere at the start of a wonderful evening.Thereafter a three course dinner was served on tartan laid tables in true Scottish style and was enjoyed by all. …read more

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