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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 - 3:00 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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for those who want to meet survivors who are so enjoyable to meet and listen to unforgettable so wow

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank EstiJed
Carol Stream, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank escdvm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
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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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Thank GinDub
Port Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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