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Second Generation remember The Boys

Stephen Kendall with his father Kopel Kendall’s memory quilt square. David Graham shows the memory quilt square made to celebrates the memory of his father, Monty Graham...

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Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on BBC TV with Memory Quilts – UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was interviewed at the National Holocaust Memorial Day event by BBC TV Journalist Martin Bashir

Oxford WIZO Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day

The Boys and Memory Quilts – Antiques Roadshow – 15 Jan ‘17

The story of The Boys and the Memory Quilt for The Boys featured in a special edition BBC TV programme on 15 Jan.

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BBC Antiques Roadshow 15th January 2017

The Memory Quilt featured in a BBC Antiques Roadshow special to mark UK Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January).

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The Sunday Times, London, 8 January 2017

Memory Quilts Exhibition in Lake District Museum to The Boys

We are delighted to announce that the Memory Quilts for The Boys will be on display at the Lake District Holocaust Project from 9 June to 3 September in Windermere Library.

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HMD interview on BBC Radio

Debra Barnes interviewed by BBC Radio 2 about how the Holocaust affects 2nd and 3rd generation

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Harry Spiro interviewed by BBC Radio at the Memory Quilt exhibition

Survivor Harry Spiro is interviewed by the BBC Radio London at the Memory Quilt exhibition at the London Jewish Museum together with his grandson

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Ham & High

Keeping Holocaust memories alive

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Ham & High

Keeping Holocaust memories alive

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Natasha Kaplinsky visits Memory Quilts

Broadcaster, Natasha Kaplinsky visited the Memory Quilts and met members of The Boys at the Holocaust Memorial Day event in London on 26 January 2017. Kaplinsky...

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Archbishop of Canterbury meets The Boys

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd. Justin Welby, met members of The Boys and visited the Memory Quilts at the Holocaust Memorial Day event in Westminster, Central London on 26 January 2017. Archbishop Welby is pictured here with ‘45 Aid Soc. President, Ben Helfgott, Julia Burton and the Memory Quilts for The Boys. The Archbishop addressed the 900+ visitors at the Holocaust Memorial Day event. A transcript of his speech is shown here

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Plaque Unveiled to The Boys in Lake District – 27 Jan 2017

On UK Holocaust Memorial Day this year, the Lake District Holocaust Project are unveiling a plaque...

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MPs meet The Boys and see the Memory Quilts

The Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, UK Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government visited the Memory Quilts and met members of The Boys at the Holocaust Memorial Day event in Westminster, Central London on 26 January 2017. Here he is pictured with Julia Burton and the Memory Quilts for The Boys

Mirror 25th Nov 2016

Rob Rinder shares story of grandfather Moishe, one of The Boys

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Memory Quilts featured on Manchester’s Salford Radio Jewish Hour – 16 May

Manchester’s Salford Radio featured the Memory Quilts for The Boys in its Jewish Hour on Monday 16 May in advance of the exhibition of the Memory Quilts in Manchester on 22 May. The 45 Aid Society’s Julia Burton was interviewed about the Memory Quilts project, the second generation and the history of The Boys

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My aim is to ensure no one forgets

How do different generations confront the horrors of the past?
By Rosa Doherty, May 4, 2016

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Second Generation interviewed by BBC Radio

Second Generation interviewed by BBC Radio 2 on UK Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 Jan, looking at how the Holocaust affects second and third generation Second Generation Member Marilyn Cornell is interviewed by presenter Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2 to listen to 10 minute interview

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What happened to the Jewish orphans who were brought to Britain in 1945?

The stories of the 732 orphans - of which only 80 were girls - who were taken in by the British government are now being recorded in 'Memory Quilts' at the Jewish Museum...

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Message from Chairman Angela Cohen – 16 November 2015

I am delighted to be writing to you for the first time as your new Chairman. At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the '45 Aid Society and after 52 years as Chairman, Ben Helfgott did not put himself forward for re-election. I now have the privilege and responsibility of ...

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The Boys visit the Memory Quilt exhibited at the UK Holocaust Centre.

In October 2015 the 45 Aid Memory Quilt for The Boys was exhibited at the UK Holocaust Centre Newark, Nottinghmashire. Zdenka Husserl, one of the girls who is one of The...

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Memory Quilt – on display near Nottingham

The Memory Quilt for The Boys is currently on display at the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire until 30 October 2015.

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UK National Yom Hashoa Commemoration for the Holocaust 19 April 2015

The National Yom HaShoa Commemoration was held on 19 April 2015 at Allianz Park, the Barnet Copthall Stadium. It was organised by a large team led by Yom HaShoaUK and with sponsorship of the 45 Aid Society...

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News stories on 9 December 2015 from BBC London

Memory Quilt goes on display at London Jewish Museum...

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Lake District commemoration. 70 years since the arrival of The Boys in Windemere – 13 August 2015

LDHP has put together a special exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of The Boys in the Lake District in 1945.

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London Mayor reads from the book ‘The Boys’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan referred to the 'The Boys' and read an excerpt from the book 'The Boys - Triumph over Adversity' by Martin Gilbert when he urged zero tolerance attitude towards hate crimes.

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Memory Quilts wow Manchester

Memory Quilts Exhibition at London Jewish Museum on BBC Radio

Memory Quilts exhibition features in interview by BBC Radio London on UK Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 Jan Abigail Morris, Director of London Jewish Museum is interviewed by BBC Radio London to listen to interview

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New Years Honours for Survivors

A number of The Boys feature among the 10 x Holocaust Survivors who have been recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list...

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Archive records on The Boys NOW AVAILABLE from WJR

NOW AVAILABLE: Archive records on The Boys from when they arrived in the UK
World Jewish Relief (WJR), formerly the Central British Fund, was involved in bringing The Boys to the UK. They opened files on children and refugees at the time including many of The Boys.

You can now request a copy of the archives files on The Boys that they hold at WJR in the UK. They release an individual’s record only to immediate family. A number of families have already received fascinating material and some amazing photos never seen before. We strongly urge you to contact them.

Submit your enquiry directly to WJR archives - apply using the link below
Allow a few weeks to process enquiries. The WJR archives are staffed part time by volunteers. Please let us know how you get on - send an email to team@45aid.org

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Quilt of memories tells remarkable story of Holocaust survivors – (HAM & HIGH)

As the world prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, a group of Holocaust survivors and their families celebrated their own miraculous rescue at the end of the Second World War, by unveiling a giant memory quilt.
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70th Reunion celebration and unveiling of the Memory Quilt on Sunday

More than 640 people including Survivors, their children and grandchildren, came together from around the world for an emotional unveiling of #TheBoysMemoryQuilt on Sunday 3 May at the 70th Annual Reunion Dinner of The Boys and the ’45 Aid Society.

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Survivors Remember

Survivors lit candles and held 1 minutes' silence in memory of those lost in the Holocaust. Survivors who had travelled from North America to..

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Highlights of 70 Year Anniversary Reunion Celebrations - 3 May 2015 & Ceremony and Speeches at the 70 Year Reunion...

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Prime Minister helps mark 70th anniversary of 45 Aid Society – (JEWISH NEWS)

Prime Minister David Cameron sent warm messages to the 45 Aid Society on Sunday, as the charity celebrated the 70th anniversary of the arrival of “The Boys” in Britain. The event was attended by 630 people, survivors and members of the second and third generations, the biggest reunion ever held by the society.

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NEW – Memory Quilt Exhibition at The London Jewish Museum

Monday 7 December 2015 until Friday 5 February 2016 The London Jewish Museum has put together a special exhibition featuring the Memory Quilt for The Boys. This exhibition will open to the public on Monday 7 December...

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