The travelling exhibition, “And in 1948, I came to Canada”: The Holocaust in Six Dates raises awareness about the genocide of the Jews by presenting its history and reflecting on the impacts of racism and discrimination in our society. It commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and honours the survivors who made Canada their new home.

"And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates Travelling Exhibition

Three women standing behind a barbed wire fence at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after liberation. Germany, 1945.
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Three women standing behind a barbed wire fence at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after liberation. Germany, 1945.

A look at the 1933 panel of the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”
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A look at the 1933 panel of the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”

A look at the 1939 panel of the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”
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A look at the 1939 panel of the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”

A look at the first of two artefact display cases in the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”
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A look at the first of two artefact display cases in the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”

A look at the second artefact display case in the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”
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A look at the second artefact display case in the travelling exhibition, "And in 1948, I came to Canada": The Holocaust in Six Dates.”

“And in 1948, I came to Canada”: The Holocaust in Six Dates

The exhibition looks at the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War through six key dates, as well as Canada’s reaction to these events. It raises questions about Canada’s involvement in the conflict, revealing the government’s inaction towards Jewish refugees. The exhibition also explores survivors’ immigration and settlement in the post-war years.

  • Rental Fees: Free (transport and insurance fees are the responsibility of the renter)
  • Area requirements: Zig Zag configuration of 446 square feet (41,2 sq. m.) or Star configuration of 500 square feet (46,5 sq. m.)
  • Target Audience: General public and school groups
  • Accompanying Materials: A pedagogical guide designed for school groups, a reference document about the history of the Holocaust, a guide for organizing commemorations in your community
  • Language: French and English

This “all-in-one” travelling exhibition uses the MuseoGeo system. It is freestanding, with its own lighting system, touch screen and two display cases for the presentation of artefacts.

 

So when it came, the liberation, it was indescribable, our feeling.
Sarah Kleinplatz, Holocaust Survivor

To reserve a date, please complete our reservation form and send it to: museum@museeholocauste.ca

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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