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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

5151 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M6, Canada (Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace)
+1 514 345 2605
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Ranked #56 of 235 attractions in Montreal
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum tells the stories of Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa before and after the war, as well as during the Holocaust. The... more » Owner description: The museum tells the stories of Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa before and after the war, as well as during the Holocaust. The collection includes artifacts and photos. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I am not an expert in Holocaust Museums - in fact this is the first one I have visited - but I was very pleased I did so. While the museum is small it has been very well designed and its exhibits are easy to follow and informative. There are many touching video memoires with survivors that contributed to an... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice reasonable priced museum. I always visit these museums when I'm travelling so I've seen a lot of them! But I still found this interesting although I did miss some more information about Canadas part in the history.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Well worth visiting to remind ourselves that we must never let this happen again. Allow about two hours to visit this museum

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

It is a hard place to visit, but a place we need to see. If we do not show what they did to us, it may happen again. We, the jewish people of the world will live on.

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Centerport
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

You will learn about how Holocaust Survivors settled in Montreal in their own words on a video. Hearing them speak will make you relate to them in a personal way.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I visited this museum with my husband and 13 year-old daughter on Aug. 12, 2012. The main floor deals with Jewish daily life, the lower floor deals with the situation in Europe leading up to the Holocaust and the third floor is specifically related to the Holocaust. There are many personal artifacts as well as accompanying text and short videos.... More

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Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

A very moving and thought provoking experience. The incorporation of a large selection of locally donated artifacts as well as accompanying text and personal interviews from survivors allows the museum to appeal to everyone. Tours with guides are available in both French and English, but not strictly necessary. If you love history and museums this is a great place to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I've visited Holocaust museums in Jerusalem, Washington, and Paris. They are all excellent. What makes Montréal's museum special is that it is so small and intimate. The exhibits are beautifully designed and organized, mixing video, photos and displays of memorabilia in both English and French. Also special is that all the articles on exhibit were given by Holocaust Survivors living... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I found this museum to be very absorbing and informative. There is the backdrop of Jewish communities and the Holocaust, and this is enhanced with personal stories that really bring alive the general experiences and themes. This is well worth anyone's time. My visit was a very rich experience and I learned a lot. I am not sure why you... More

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Top Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Great memorial with real pictures and videos about the holocaust. Some survivors live in Montreal and their belongings are in the museum. Although a sad moment in history, the memorail provides a nice oportunity to learn more, understand and respect even more those who died and the ones who survived.

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