For nearly 40 years, Holocaust survivors have shared their life stories with visitors of the Museum. Over the years, they have shared their experiences and communicated their messages of courage, respect, and hope. This exhibition pays tribute to them.

Honoring the Memory of Survivors

In 2019, a photography project was launched to celebrate the exceptional contribution of these witnesses to history and keepers of memory. The Museum’s Commemoration and Oral History Coordinator at the Museum, Eszter Andor, and Photographer Stéphanie Cousineau were given the mission to meet with thirty survivors in the privacy of their own homes. Each visit offered a special opportunity to share memories and discover precious personal possessions.

Inspiring Objects and Moments

Through memories and recorded anecdotes, the exhibition recounts the stories of these survivors, of their lost families, and of their lives before the Holocaust. Portrait, object, and voice unite in a thoughtful and moving installation that introduces the visitor to these extraordinary people, these witnesses to history.

This exhibition is complementary to the virtual exhibition Witnesses to History, Keepers of Memory.

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Practical Information for Hosting Witnesses to History

  • Rental Fees: There are no rental fees. Transportation and insurance costs are the responsibility of the renter.
  • Space Requirements: The exhibition is flexible, and each component is an independent stand-alone. It will fit in spaces as small as 25 square meters.
  • Target Audience: General public and school groups.
  • Language: French and English
  • Minimum Length of Rental: 4 Weeks
  • Additional Tools: The exhibit has an iPad with additional content and a collection of thirty frames representing each survivor. The inclusion of these items is to be discussed with the Museum at the time of your request.

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