If you are a Holocaust survivor, or the descendant of one, come meet the Museum team at the Cavendish mall on Sunday, June 10 from 11am – 4pm to learn how you and your family can contribute to our work:

  • Learn how you can donate (or loan) your objects related to the history of the Holocaust
  • Discover more about sharing your testimony with the Museum

Donating or loaning objects

To date, the Montreal Holocaust Museum has collected over 12,410 objects related to the history of the Holocaust. To enrich its collection, the Museum accepts artefact donations related to life before and during the Holocaust, as well as the experiences of survivors in D.P. camps and their immigration to Canada. Donating an object ensures its protection and preservation in perpetuity.

The Montreal Holocaust Museum collects and preserves precious objects such as the following:

  • Personal items, religious objects, jewelry, musical instruments, and currency
  • Personal papers: documents, letters, memoirs, and scrapbooks
  • Books, pamphlets, prints, advertisements, and maps
  • Historical footage, audio and video oral testimonies
  • Furnishings, architectural fragments, models, machinery, and tools
  • Photographs and photo albums
  • Textiles: uniforms, costumes, clothing, badges, armbands, flags, and banners

Artefact donations

Sharing your story

Survivor testimony videos recorded by the Museum digitally preserves each person’s unique history and become priceless resources for teaching and researching Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. We are seeking to record testimony from:

  • Survivors of ghettos, labour camps, death camps, forced labour brigades as well as hidden children, partisans, liberators, rescuers and anyone who fled from the Nazis or who was removed from their place of work, home, or schools etc., due to their Jewish origins.

Collecting survivor testimony