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Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members

We are delighted to announce that Agnes Hirschi, the adopted daughter of Carl Lutz, the Swiss diplomat who rescued Jews from Hungary, will be our guest speaker at the Scotland regional on Wednesday 17 June. …read more

Hamburg Kindertransport statue

Hamburg Kindertransport statue

The AJR was delighted and honoured to support the inauguration of a statue, The Last Farewell, sculpted by the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Meisler in Hamburg on Wednesday 6 May. …read more

Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

Holocaust Commemoration and Moral Leadership: Hungary and the IHRA Chairmanship

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) describes itself as an 'intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally. IHRA has taken a leading role in commemorative activity across the world since its founding in 1998. It operates a rotating Chairmanship, which last year was held by Britain and in March passed to the Hungarian government. …read more

KT Newsletter

KT Newsletter

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

Intergenerational conference

Intergenerational conference

The AJR, together with the Second Generation Network and the Kindertransport Association, co-organised an historic inter-generational gathering of Holocaust refugees and survivors and their descendants on Sunday 18 January 2015 at the Institute of Education. …read more

GSI Newsletter

GSI Newsletter

Click here to read the latest Generations of the Shoah International (GSI) newsletter. …link

Claims Conference announces increase in Homecare

Claims Conference announces increase in Homecare

Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015. …read more

Polish government pensions

Polish government pensions

On April 4, 2014, Poland passed legislation making it easier for eligible survivors who were Polish citizens on or after 1 September 1939 who currently live outside of Poland to qualify for monthly pensions. …read more

Former East Germany - Claims Conference Late Application Fund

Former East Germany - Claims Conference Late Application Fund

The Claims Conference established a Late Applicants Fund (“LAF”) of €50 million to accept applications from certain heirs of former owners of Jewish property/assets located in the former East Germany for which the Claims Conference received proceeds. Applications had to have been submitted by31 December 2014. …read more