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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

Neighborhood: Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace
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Address: 5151 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514 345 2605
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The museum tells the stories of Jewish communities in Europe and North...
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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Awesome experience!

When you are in Montreal this is an amazing place to visit and learn about the Holocaust! Very emotional, a real learning experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When you are in Montreal this is an amazing place to visit and learn about the Holocaust! Very emotional, a real learning experience!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Although it's not located in downtown, it's not difficult to get here by subway (it's a 5-minute walk from the Station Côte-Sainte-Catherine). It's a small museum located in the Jewish Centre. The staff is very friendly and they're eager to teach and tell you their story. It tells not only the story of the Holocaust but also the story about... More 

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Boston Ma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sobering reminder of what among the most cultured of humanity are capable of. Excellent emphasis on life in the wide range of European Jewish communities prior to the rise of the nazis.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's a museum focused on the histories of the victims, their families, the testimony of survivors, how their life was before and then during the war. I went to the museum with my wife, "it's mid afternoon, we can take a look at it quickly". No way... two and a half hours later we were at 2/3 of the exhibitand... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Had one day left in Montreal and already seen a couple of museums. This was not my first choice, or second, but the only one open on a Monday! No problem finding - the Metro is so convenient - and for $8 a good deal. The museum is divided into three sections - first the pre-Nazi life of Jews in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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