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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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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Moving, interesting, excellent museum

Independently of how interested you are in the holocaust and World War II, this is, for me, an excellent museum for the way it has been prepared and organized. It has a lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Independently of how interested you are in the holocaust and World War II, this is, for me, an excellent museum for the way it has been prepared and organized. It has a lot of information, objects, videos and interactive screens which make the learning dynamic and interesting. The history is, of course, extremely moving. I got off the place feeling... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I am a documentary and museum geek, and I think that the name of this attraction is quite accurate. It is in a neighborhood community center with street parking, and is obviously the fruits of love and healing for this Jewish community who came together mostly after WWII as individual refugees. I can't say that I learned information that I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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".

Thank susyn60
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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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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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 

Thank Janelle M

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