Refugee Voices - The AJR audio-visual Holocaust Testimony Archive

Association of Jewish Refugees

About the Association of Jewish Refugees

Founded in 1941 by Jewish refugees from central Europe, the AJR provides social and welfare services and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain.

Alongside our team of dedicated social care workers, who attend to the day-to-day needs of our members, we operate more than 40 regional social groups throughout the country, offering our members a unique opportunity to socialise, listen to guest speakers, share their experiences and enjoy entertainment.

AJR members receive the monthly AJR Journal, which combines news analysis with leading articles as well as book, theatre and film reviews. The Journal’s historically-oriented leading articles, correspondence columns and the lively Letters to the Editor page eloquently evoke the culture and traditions of the refugees’ origins in pre-war Europe.

Our Volunteers Department looks after the interests of many AJR members who still live in their own homes by arranging for regular visits from a befriender while the Central Office for Holocaust Claims (UK) provides advice and assistance on restitution and compensation matters.

AJR membership is extended to all Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, their spouses, children and grandchildren and the AJR counts as its members former refugees from all Nazi-occupied countries.

For more information about our work please contact us on 020 8385 3070 or email us

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