Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
!!! Prior to your visit, we ask that you please book your ticket in advance and familiarize yourself with the Museum’s new safety measures.!!! The Montreal Holocaust Museum tells the story of Jewish communities before, during and after the Holocaust. Through the life stories of Montreal survivors, the Museum invites visitors to reflect on the destruction caused by prejudice, racism and antisemitism.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada283 contributions
Tells the Story in a Different Way
Jul. 2020
After having been to Auschwitz and the Washington DC Holocaust memorials, institutions that ( rightly) overwhelm a person with the horror and sorrow of the magnitude of the event that was the Holocaust, this small museum does an excellent job of illustrating that each persons experience during that terrible time was a unique story worthy of being told. From the small, sometimes everyday, items donated by survivors, stories are told that cannot help but bring a few tears to one’s eyes, but not only sad stories; happy and uplifting ones as well.

I visited during the Covid pandemic period; the museum is small so social distancing is not easy, however the museum has developed excellent safety practices which made me very comfortable during the visit. To control the volume of visitors, staff did tell everyone to respect the 1.5 hours visit limit. Personally, I would have ideally had a bit more time than the 1.5 hrs, allotted so use your time wisely while you are there.In particular, I recommend downloading the museum app, which with headphones allows you to access well produced commentary on the various exhibits. There are audio visual exhibits on display as well (primarily it seems interviews on TV monotors with survivors) but I found these went on longer than I wanted, especially given the 1.5 hr time limit, so after listening to one or two, I skipped them for the rest of my visit. I found the app descriptions to be much more affecting in any event.

A must see exhibit.
Written August 8, 2020
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Boris
Rudersdorf, Germany4 contributions
Eye opening
Dec. 2019
I wasn’t expecting such a museum here. And I was not expected to be moved quite as much as I was. This is a must see museum. It would also make the perfect gloomy wet weather day activity to had in the sidelines.
Written April 10, 2020
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Kelly S
48 contributions
Very moving
Mar. 2020
We are glad to made the extra tip to visit this Memorial Centre.
It was very emotional, interesting and touching. There are lots of artefacts and real life memories to take you back to the horrors of what Jews and various other people experienced. The way the museum is set up is clear and engaging.
It didn't take us too long to explore, around 2 hours should be fine.
Written March 8, 2020
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dave_b15
Montreal, Canada272 contributions
Excellent
Feb. 2020 • Solo
This is a museum that had been on my list for a long time. I found the whole museum to be excellent. There was much that was expected but the attitude of Canada towards Jewish refugees during WW2 was a shock.

Anyway, make time to go and when you are there take your time too. The museum is as relevant today as it has ever been.
Written March 4, 2020
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Christina R
14 contributions
Great Musuem
Jan. 2020
Having been to a number of Holocaust museums, I like that this one focuses on the Canadian response, and also on the life of survivors after the War.
Written January 21, 2020
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rickcardo
St. John's, Canada1,696 contributions
Very well done so touching!
Nov. 2019 • Solo
Small museum inside the Jewish library in Montréal. Very interesting exhibits. If you happen to go on a Sunday, it's free.Reminded me of what the Jewish people went through we should never forget!!!
Written November 25, 2019
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SRF
23 contributions
Moving and Awakening
Oct. 2019
We often ask ourselves how could the world or a civilized nation be convinced on this train of bigotry and hate. Sadly we now see both in US and Europe how these blaming "others" can take on its own momentum. "Leaders lying and capitalizing on people's fear is always effective and it is happening even today" A realization of how not only few supported or protected the Jewish people, but worse they joined the brain washed group. Never Again is so much more serious and powerful when you realize we still have the same forces with giant media networks helping them to brain wash people. The propaganda can be so powerful, specially today with the mass media at the disposal of a few.
Written October 17, 2019
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dgindy
Indianapolis, IN6 contributions
The audio tour is worth the time
Sep. 2019
Is in the Jewish Federation building. Very interesting, especially if use the ipad tour. Staff friendly and helpful.
Written September 28, 2019
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802064512
Denver, CO93 contributions
Extremely well done -
Sep. 2019
We have been to several Holocaust museums; this one is very well done. A little off the beaten path, but we stopped by between St. Joseph's Oratory and Snowdon Deli. Plan to spend an hour.
Written September 26, 2019
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dmbia
Iowa207 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul. 2019
This museum is a bit of a chore to find, tucked inside an academic building and a fair walk from the metro station. Once I found it, though, it was interesting to visit. They offer exhibits that trace the history of the Jewish experience, the history of immigration and xenophobia, and the holocaust itself. Most things are presented through the eyes of holocaust survivors who made their way to Canada.

They encourage an audio tour, but there are also very well done bilingual signs explaining all the exhibits. There are also a wide range of short videos that you can watch in either French or English.
Written August 17, 2019
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