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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 #30 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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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 collection includes artifacts and photos.

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Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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308 reviews 308 reviews
156 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was unaware of the existence of this memorial centre until I chanced on a leaflet in the main tourist office, and it looked well worth a visit. Not far from the metro station, it is perhaps slightly off putting as it appears to be an office building with a security desk inside the entrance. To the right is the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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394 reviews 394 reviews
114 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 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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4 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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