The Holocaust Museum

Two SS soldiers apprehend a man during the May 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising. Credit: Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

It doesn’t seem right to have this activity posted under “Family Fun”, but try saying “Promoting respect of diversity and human rights, fighting prejudice, racism and antisemitism” in fifteen characters or less.

The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre serves the mandate of educating the public on the genocidal murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators, but it also sheds light on the persecution of the Jews here in Canada, both before and after WWII. Videotaped interviews, photographs, and artifacts tell these stories from a first-person point of view. The best way to visit the Museum is with a guide, although it is not absolutely necessary, and in some cases Holocaust survivors are invited to share their testimonies with visitors.

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The museum is quite small and intimate, but you can easily spend a couple hours there. Admission price: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors (+65).

Closed Saturdays, Jewish holidays and some statutory holidays.
5151, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine