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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

AJR statement on comments by Bernie Ecclestone

As the national organisation representing and supporting Jewish Holocaust refugees and survivors in Great Britain, the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) deplores the comments made by Bernie Ecclestone in his interview in The Times newspaper published on 4 July 2009. …read more

AJR launches Refugee Voices

AJR launches Refugee Voices

The AJR's groundbreaking audio-visual Holocaust testimony archive, Refugee Voices, was launched at an event at the Wiener Library on 18 June. …read more

Southern Regional lunch at Edwina Currie's

Southern Regional lunch at Edwina Currie's

Southern region AJR members had a wonderful day out thanks to the generous hospitality of author and former politician Edwina Currie and her husband John. …read more

Celebration of Volunteering 2009

Celebration of Volunteering 2009

Over 60 volunteers were presented with certificates by Andrew Kaufman, Chairman of the AJR, at a ceremony in the House of Lords. He thanked Lord Janner of Braunstone for hosting this first of its kind event for the AJR. Andrew also thanked the volunteers for giving their time, energy, enthusiasm and for the compassion they so readily show to the members of the AJR. …read more

Exile Studies

Exile Studies

With the kind permission of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, we reproduce here an article about the AJR written by the AJR Journal’s Consultant Editor Dr Tony Grenville. …read more

Claims Conference

Claims Conference

The AJR distributes funds allocated to the UK by the Claims Conference following its negotiations with, amongst others, the German and Austrian governments for social and welfare programmes for Holocaust survivors and refugees. …read more