A Guided Tour of the Holocaust Museum

Walter Absil, Holocaust survivor, guiding a young visitor in the permenant exhibition.

Guided tours are available at the Museum for groups of 10 people or more, in French or English, by reservation only. A guided tour can be easily integrated into citizenship education, history, ethics, and religious culture courses. It can also be beneficial for second language and literature courses.

Learn more about our permanent exhibition.

Museum Themes:

  • 1st Section (early 20th century): Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa, Jewish traditions and holidays.
  • 2nd Section (1919-1939): Treaty of Versailles and the Weimar Republic, Hitler’s accession to power, persecution of the Jews, propaganda, the reaction of German Jews, the pogrom of the Night of Broken Glass, the reaction of Canada and the world.
  • 3rd Section (1939-1950): The invasion of Poland, non-Jewish victims, the ghettos, deportation, the camps, armed and spiritual resistance, the Righteous, the collaborators, liberation, displaced persons’ camps, immigration of survivors to Canada.

Useful Information:

  • Education Level: Grade 6 and up
  • Languages: French and English
  • Number of Participants: 10 to 45 participants maximum, split into subgroups of 15 participants
  • Cost: $5 per participant
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the number of participants

To reserve a guided tour for your class or a group, complete the pre-reservation form.


Survivor Testimony

Léon Celemencki, Holocaust survivor, meeting pupils from Buissionnière school. Montreal, 2016

A survivor testimony adds a personal dimension to the history of the Holocaust and the millions of victims. It puts students in direct personal contact with a complex and incomprehensible part of history.

Useful Information:

  • Education Level: Grade 6 and up
  • Languages: French and English
  • Number of participants: 10 to 100 participants depending on room capacity
  • Cost: $95 to reserve a conference room (The testimony itself is free and a donation to the Centre is greatly appreciated)
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes depending on the speaker

To reserve a testimony session for your class or a group, use the pre-reservation form.