Archive inquiries post Brexit vote

We're quoted in the Jewish News regarding inquiries we've had for family records held in our archive post the Brexit vote.

The article states that the German Foreign Ministry have had 400 applications for citizenship from UK Jews.

World Jewish Relief have received 239 applications to view the archives in the four months since the Brexit vote, and traffic to the relevant website page is three times higher post-Brexit than prior.

Our Head of External Affairs Richard Verber is quoted saying: “We don’t know how many are researching their family history and how many are applying for another passport, but it is certainly interesting that the organisation responsible for saving the lives of so many people fleeing Germany and Austria might now be facilitating their families’ repatriation to those very countries".

Our archive holds records of 35,000 people brought to the UK from Nazi Europe by the Central British Fund including birth certificates and immigration records.  To see if we have hold your family records go to: worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history

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