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Archives – Your Family History
World Jewish Relief was established as the Central British Fund for German Jewry in 1933 to help refugees from Nazi-Europe, and we succeeded in bringing around 65,000 Jewish refugees to safety.
A Family History Unfolded
Last summer, 82 years after my maternal grandparents fled Vienna and arrived as young refugees in London, six members of my extended family and I were granted Austrian citizenship. Without the help of World Jewish Relief our task would have been immeasurably harder.
Key Supporter Update August 2023
Theatre star peels back a layer of family history
The theatre star gave an impromptu performance at the World Jewish Relief Archive Roadshow at JW3 on Sunday 25 September, interspersing the music with reflections on how the characters in her stage show came alive when she saw their names on the documents.
‘We Cannot Walk Alone’: Refugee Week 2021
For Refugee Week 2021 we are celebrating the incredible resilience, achievements and contributions of a few of the 1,000+ refugees World Jewish Relief has supported on their journeys into work. This year the theme of Refugee Week is 'We Cannot Walk Alone'. At the heart of our Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) for refugees are our partnerships with NGOs, local and national authorities, who help deliver the programme.
Speeches from Parliament that led to the Kindertransport
Read the speeches from Parliament that led to the Kindertransport
On 21 November 1938 debates were held in Parliament to discuss whether Britain would be prepared to accept more Jewish refugees from Germany, including unaccompanied children.
Remembering Jerry Springer
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Jerry Springer’s passing, and our thoughts are with his family.