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On Monday February 1 we held our first online event, the launch of the full-length version of our film VOICES FOR A BETTER WORLD, followed by a panel discussion.

The film features excerpts from 80 interviews in the AJR Refugee Voices Archive and explores the interviewees’ reflections about their disrupted lives, their traumatic experiences and their hopes and worries for the future. Watch the film here:

The event was introduced by Michael Newman, Chief Executive of the Association of Jewish Refugees and addressed by Ambassador Michaela Küchler (IHRA president 2020/2021) and The Rt Hon Lord Pickles, UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues. The panel was chaired by Dr Bea Lewkowicz, Director of the AJR Refugee Voices Archive and featured four interviewees who appear in the film, Kurt Marx BEM, Eva Clarke BEM, Ann Kirk BEM and Bob Kirk BEM. They very movingly discussed the people who were their 'lights in the darkness', their engagement in Holocaust education and explored the theme of ‘the legacy of testimony’. Closing remarks were delivered by Susie Kaufman.

Watch our interviewees speak here:

Watch the full event here:


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