Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain: Board minutes and papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain, 1955-1963, comprise minutes and correspondence of the board of the Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain, covering such subjects as restitution claims; social work; the newsletter: AJR Information ; cultural activities; membership of the organisation.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain (AJR) was founded in the summer of 1941. Up until that point the care of Jewish refugees had mainly been in the hands of the German Jewish Aid Committee, which had hardly any German Jewish representatives. It was this committeee which had organised the rescue operation of those Jews who wanted to enter Britain and which had financially supported those who were unable to earn their own living. The foundation of the AJR marked the wish of the refugees to take the settlement of their problems into their own hands.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Alfred Wiener.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptions of this archive exist on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.