Refugees

Bosnia's Refugees: 'It was very hard going at first'

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

DR ELA SMILJANIC-HURLEY, 32,WAS 12 WHEN SHE WAS BROUGHT OUT OF MOSTAR. SHE GAINED A PHD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FROM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON AND NOW WORKS AT A MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN MILL HILL.

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Bosnia's Refugees: ‘My biggest worry was my family'

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

DRAGAN UNGAR, 65, LEFT SARAJEVO IN 1992. A BANK CLERK IN BOSNIA, HE STARTED WORK IN LONDON AS A CARETAKER AT JEWISH CARE, LATER BECOMING ADMINISTRATOR AT THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CENTRE IN HENDON. HIS WIFE VERA IS ALSO A JEWISH CARE ADMINISTRATOR AND THEY HAVE TWO ADULT SONS.

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Bosnians say thanks on rescue anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

Former members of the Bosnian Jewish community brought to Britain from the war-ravaged country 20 years ago marked the anniversary with an emotional reunion at Jewish Care’s Wohl campus in Golders Green.

Along with World Jewish Relief and the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Care was instrumental in assisting the Bosnians to escape and helped them adjust to life in the UK.

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Blue plaque unveiled at Bnei Akiva hostel

November 8, 2012

A blue plaque has been unveiled at the site of a former Bnei Akiva hostel for Kindertransport refugees in the village of Rowledge, near Farnham, Surrey, on the 70th anniversary of its establishment.

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Jewish Holocaust refugees who went below stairs

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2012

The daily life of a Jewish Holocaust refugee who escaped the Nazis by working as a servant in a British home will be discussed in a BBC documentary tomorrow.

Edith Argy's story will be told in the third part of the BBC2 series Servants: the True Story of Life Below Stairs.

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Congress ponders bill to recognise Jewish refugees

By Jennifer Lipman, August 9, 2012

The US congress is to consider a Bill that would bring attention to the 850,000 Jews who were evicted from Arab lands during and after Israel’s War of Independence.

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Three Eritreans stabbed by 'disturbed' man in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, July 31, 2012

Police in Israel are investigating the stabbing of three Eritreans in south Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning.

A man, said to be "mentally disturbed" and undergoing psychiatric treatment, has been arrested over the attack , which took place in an internet cafe.

Two of the three victims, all of whom are asylum seekers, were wounded by the man.

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High time that Israel started playing the refugee card

By Lyn Julius, July 13, 2012

Last month, the UN marked World Refugee Day, a star-studded awareness campaign in which millions took part. Yet mention of one group of refugees was absent: the 870,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries since 1948. "Their history," said Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor, "remains one of the 20th century's greatest untold stories".

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Oxford gets biggest ever donation

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

A Jewish philanthropist has pledged a landmark £75million for a scholarship programme to help underprivileged students go to Oxford University, in what is being described as the biggest such gift in European history.

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By the Skin of his Teeth

By Anthea Gerrie, June 22, 2012

John Izbicki’s autobiography, Life Between the Lines (Umbria Press, £12.95), opens with his memories of running down the street as a five-year-old, exuberantly shouting: “I am a Jew!”. As this was in Hitler’s Berlin, it gave his parents understandable cause for anxiety.

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