Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
The Centre tells the story of the Holocaust and educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust and its impact of human lives, while sensitizing the public to the universal perils of anti-Semitism, racism, hate and indifference. It promotes respect for diversity and sanctity of human life Through its programs and educational initiatives, the Centre promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.
Visitors learn about the courage of those who were killed and those who survived about perils of prejudice and about genocide.
The expositions of the Centre also sensitize people of all ages and backgrounds on the Holocaust through commemorative events, survivor testimonies, educational programs and more, providing tools to fight racism and promote respect and human dignity.
In the entrance of the Museum, guests are welcomed with the axiom: To learn, to feel, to remember.
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre tells the story of Jewish communities before, during and after the Holocaust. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Holocaust depicts the life before the Second World War and the tragic history of Holocaust. Visitors learn about customs, holidays, and culture of Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa. The museum tells as well the story of the rise of Nazism and escalating discriminatory policies imposed against Jews in Germany up until the attacks on the Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht).
The implementation of the Holocaust during the war: the ghettos, mobile killing units, and death’s camps, the history of liberation, displaced persons camps and immigration problems faced by survivors is also told here. You’ll see many objects and documents, and listen to Holocaust survivor testimonies, compiled in videos that mix archival footage and interviews.
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre has developed pedagogical activities to help students reflect on the consequences of racism, to better understand history and to appreciate diversity in society.
A guided tour provides direct contact with historical documents and testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust, and promotes new insight into what has been learned in class. These tours are offered in French and English. Note than the entire Museum is wheelchair accessible. The main entrance has ramps. An elevator in the Museum allows all visitors to access both floors of the exhibition. The Collections hold more than 7,500 objects, archived documents and photographs related to the history of the Holocaust, and about 500 survivor testimonies filmed for the "Witness-to-History" program. The majority of these objects are directly linked to personal histories and stories and therefore have a unique value.
Address of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and Museum of Holocaust:
5151, chemin de la Côte Sainte Catherine (Cummings House)
Website of the Centre: mhmc.ca