Past Events

3rd Generation meeting Sun 18 Nov 2018 North London Location details to follow check back here

3rd Generation meeting
Sun 25 March 2018
North London Location
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Get-together for 3rd Generation to meet and get to know each other
Sun 15 October 2017 at 3pm
North London Location – details from

3rd Generation: what has been your experience growing up as the grandchild of a survivor? What has it been like to carry this legacy? There is an experiential weekend workshop being held over 2 days which will use creative approaches including psychodrama to explore the inheritance of your family of origin, enabling a more conscious journey on your own unique path.

Sat 3rd to Sun 4th March, 10am to 5pm in London. There are 3 places remaining.

For more info, please contact
Petra Morris:
or call her on: 07703 332236.

Wednesday 9thDecember 2015

Encountering my Landslayt
אין דער אלטער היים

Susan Storring

A journey to Lithuania in search of my mother’s shtetl sparked my interest in getting to know the young people who live there today. Through developing a relationship with the local school, a journey which began in great trepidation has led to surprising encounters with Lithuanians and with the Lithuania of today. The story of this relationship suggests that such friendship projects can begin to heal the deep wounds which exist between Litvaks and Lithuania, with benefits for both sides.

Join us for the 2016 Reunion Dinner on Mon 2 May 2016 at London Wembley.

The evening will feature a tribute to the work of the ‘45 Aid Soc. President, Ben Helfgott.

Tickets go on sale Now at £60 per head via Kim Stern

Come and help us to celebrate the work of the Society’s President.


To be held in Wembley, North London on 1 May 2017
Reception 4:30pm & Dinner 6:00pm

Tickets in Advance Only.


May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Ben Uri Gallery at Belsize Synagogue for a discussion with distinguished Historian and Author Jonathan Petropoulos on his new book Artists under Hitler following a private viewing of the seminal film ‘Art and Politics in the Weimar’ directed by Ron Orders.

This event complements our current exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others featuring German artists whose work was classified as ‘degenerate’ and were not permitted to practice such as Hans Feibusch and Ludwig Meidner.

Book Launch – Wed 13 June 2018 Book Launch “Ben Helfgott – One of the Boys” Wed 13 June 2018

The Annual ‘45 Aid Society Chanukah Party will be held in London on
Sunday 6th December
at 3pm in West Hampstead.

Contact us for Details

UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 will be on

Wednesday 27th January 2016.

The ‘45 Aid Society Annual Memorial Service will be held in September 2017

Date and Location – to be announced – check back here

The ‘45 Aid Society Annual Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 22 September 2019 at 1500

The ‘45 Aid Society Annual Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 22 September 2019 at 1500

The London Jewish Museum is going to be holding talks on the stories behind the Memory Quilt and the 45 Aid Soc Survivors

Venue: London Jewish Museum
Date: Every Wednesday at 2pm during the Memory Quilt exhibition

Sunday 22 May 2016, 4pm

Menorah Synagogue, 198 Altrincham Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 4RZ

The story of The Boys and the creation of the Memory Quilt presented by Sue Bermange & Julia Burton.

For further information go to:

Tickets £7.50.

Survivors and their families should contact the Menorah Cultural Director, Vicki Garson on 07715 011146 before buying tickets

The ’45 Aid Society will take a group of 200+ people, including some of the ‘Boys’ with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren on a momentous trip to Prague on 10th – 12th May, to recreate this iconic photo of some of the ‘Boys’, taken in Prague’s Old Town Square in August 1945. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you are still planning to come and haven’t yet told us, please let us know now by emailing Don’t miss out on this historic trip! [Not a valid template]

The ‘45 Aid Society Annual Montefiore Lecture will be held on

Thursday 14th April 2016

at JW3 with a lecture entitled “The Genius of Churchill”. Details to follow

with survivor Lili Pohlmann and original music composed for us by Mona A Adhab
Thursday 30 November 2017: 19.30
New North London Synagogue
80 East End Road
Finchley N3 2SY

The 2018 Reunion will be held in London on Mon 7 May 2018
Details to follow. Check back here