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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 #41 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a very educational and interesting experience. I loved this because it including little clips and amazing artifacts from the time of World War II. It was very touching and it reminds you of how bad things can be, and it motivates you.

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is one of the best memorial centers I have seen in the world. Everyone who cares about history should visit this center. I already thought I knew a lot about holocaust but I learned even more especially for the period of time before the 2nd world war. Prepare yourself to spend 2-3 hours, take the time to read all... More 

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Falmouth, MA
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396 reviews 396 reviews
114 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Holocaust Centre is a small museum that outlines the plight of European Jews in chronological order. The museum also shows the history of Canadian Jews and does not shy away from the ugliness of Canada's antisemitism before and after WWII. Make sure to see the recorded testimonies of Canadians who survived the awful events.

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VERMONT
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was drawn to visit the Montreal Memorial Centre after learning exhibit of the residential schools for Metis children. This represented a dark period of time for human rights in Canada. The Holocaust Memorial was presented in a manner that was deeply moving and very informative. Montreal has the third largest contingent of Holocaust survivors in the world, and several... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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