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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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
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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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Powerful and necessary reminder

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Janelle M
East Aurora, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank SunshineMontreal
Cerritos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a small museum, accessible by public transportation. We have visited similar museums in Washington DC and LA. This is much smaller, intimate, and definitely well done. The exhibits present honest information, not always easy to hear. The memorial hall was very moving. There is a small cafe in the lobby of the building.

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Thank Barbara F
Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

wow we spend a few hours there for a small place in Montreal so surprissing it was very educational and people need to know to do better .

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Port Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

It is a most powerful presentation of man's inhumanity to man. To even conceive that child and teenage Auschwitz survivors could make lives for themselves, their children and future generations after all they've seen is to marvel at the strength and courage of some individuals. It seems incongruous to rate it "excellent" when it is such an upsetting experience but... More 

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Thank Duff S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

First off, I would like to take the time to thank the kindly elderly gentleman who gave us the tour of the museum. The artifacts and stories presented where within are truly memorable...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I was always interested in Jewish history and visited many places, related to this topic. However, this museum is definitely one of the best. Very thoughtfully created exhibition, interesting historical facts not only about Holocaust, but also about Jewish culture. Videos with personal stories of survivors unveil an everyday life of Jewish community in different countries and their tough road... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a museum that should not be missed. It is a small but packed museum consisting of multiple floors and a variety of displays explaining the life of Jews both here and in Europe before, during and after WWII. The museum is a joint effort of the Jewish community in Montreal to preserve the memory of those who lost... More 

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