Association of Jewish Refugees

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is the leading national charitable organisation exclusively delivering social, welfare and volunteer services to Holocaust refugees and survivors and one of the largest benefactors of Holocaust commemoration and educational programmes and projects.

Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees from Central Europe, the AJR today extends membership to anyone who fled a Nazi-occupied country as a Jewish refugee or who arrived in Great Britain as a Holocaust survivor, and their relatives including spouses, children (second-generation), grandchildren (third generation) and so on.

AJR Refugee Voices is the AJR’s ground-breaking Holocaust testimony collection of more than 280 filmed oral history interviews with Jewish survivors and refugees from Nazism, who came to Great Britain. The archive also contains a large collection of digital family photographs and documents.

The AJR’s ‘My Story’ project tells the life stories of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors through the production of individual life story books to be kept as treasured memories and tools for reminiscence and to raise awareness about the Holocaust and Nazi oppression.

The UK Holocaust Map is an ongoing project of The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) and the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. The British Embassy plaque in Vienna will be added to the interactive map on the AJR website which shows the location of all 16 blue plaques, with information and photographs about each one.

The AJR has a nationwide network of regional groups offering members a unique opportunity to socialise in their local area. Members receive support from volunteers and can obtain advice and assistance on welfare rights as well as on Holocaust reparations.

For further information please contact [email protected]

Scotland and Newcastle Outreach Co-ordinator – Agnes Isaacs – email: [email protected]

Scotland Social Worker –  Myrna Bernard   email: [email protected]

Calendar Events

The community is very active with over 30 organisations holding events. For more information please visit our events calendar.

Job Opportunities

Organisations within the community and others we work with need volunteers and interns and sometimes have job opportunities.

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