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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

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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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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
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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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Small in size but powerful in message!

A very manageable place to visit from beginning to end. Shocking and heart-stopping, yet intimate, poignant and realistic in its presentation. Montrealers' survivor testimony and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very manageable place to visit from beginning to end. Shocking and heart-stopping, yet intimate, poignant and realistic in its presentation. Montrealers' survivor testimony and archival film footage enhances the experience. Off the beaten track but more than worth the "detour".

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small but very well-done holocaust museum. It has one amazing feature - many of the guides are holocaust survivors, speaking from personal experience! That makes it a museum visit like no other.

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Thank Zciw
montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a well-curated and very personal museum of the holocaust that is worth a visit. Everything is well organized and displayed. It should be noted that Montreal, as a city has a very large number of holocaust survivors and children of survivors, and the care with which the museum is curated reflects this.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

for those who want to meet survivors who are so enjoyable to meet and listen to unforgettable so wow

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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

An incredible, personalized lesson in survival and the strength of the human spirit. Much more than a historical recounting of the Holocaust.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We have visited many holocaust museums around the USA but this one told the story from a more personal perspective rather that truly historical. Very quiet, a little hard to find INSIDE a jewish library building and not marked well, but well worth the trip. Set in a very interesting jewish neighborhood.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The museum is a powerful and necessary reminder to those who did not experience the horrors of war the immense evil that existed and still exists. There are guides during summer and it's definitely worth it listening to one of the guides. However, I heard someone (possibly a survivor or a descendant or a survivor) in the group mentioning about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum should be seen by everyone. We have never visited a museum that evoked so much emotion before. It is such an important story to be told and hearing it from survivors who came to Montreal made it truly moving. The artifacts, photos, and videos were chilling but the resilience of the Jewish people is amazing. We were speechless... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The museum is well organized and takes you on a walk from Jewish life prior to WW2 and through the Holocaust, as well as the Jewish post-war experience. For someone who is not well versed in this time period, this would be an interesting exhibit to visit and spend about 1-2 hours. However, if you are very knowledgeable on this... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Opened in 1979. Everyone should come here and see with your own eyes what human beings did to fellow human beings in the era of WW2, how people can be so heartless , cold and ruthless to other helpless humans : Jews, handicapped , Roma, gay . People -- But there is also hope and survival ‼️ And survivors tell... More 

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