Who We Are

The ’45 Aid Society was set up as a charitable organisation in 1963. Its founders were a group of child Holocaust survivors, known as ‘The Boys’, who were brought to Great Britain after the end of the Second World War. They wanted to say thank you and to give back to the society that had welcomed them. The organisation also supports the survivors and their families as a social organisation but also in moments of need.

Over time, the running of the '45 Aid Society has passed to the children of 'The Boys', often referred to as the second generation. The second generation are the custodians of the testimonies and life stories of 'The Boys'. We keep their testimonies alive and make them relevant for future generations, through educational activities, community events and fundraising.

The third and fourth generations are increasingly involved in the work of the ’45 Aid Society. If you would like to get in touch, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or simply send us a message.

The second generation is an active and vibrant community. They maintain regular contact, wherever they are in the world.