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.

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

"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.

  • 1933 Nazi rise to power and anti-Jewish laws
  • 1939 Beginning of the war and creation of ghettos
  • 1941 Invasion of the USSR and mass murders by mobile killing units
  • 1942 Deportation to the death camps
  • 1943 Resistance
  • 1945 Liberation and the post-war period

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.

The exhibition includes the presentation of 10 original artefacts, and 30 minutes of survivor textimonies.

Practical information about hosting the exhibit

  • Rental Fees: Free (transport and insurance fees are the responsibility of the renter)
  • Area requirements: Zig Zag configuration of 446 square feet (41,2 m2) or Star configuration of 500 square feet (46,5 m2)
  • 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.

Accompanying material for the exhibit

  • Promotional material
  • Pedagogical guide
  • Commemoration guide

For more details, download the information sheet. To reserve a date, please complete the reservation form and send it to the following email address: museum@museeholocauste.ca

Accompanying pedagogical tool

The Exhibit Guide “And in 1948, I came to Canada” – The Holocaust in six dates includes nine activities designed to accompany students before, during and after a visit. It should be noted that they are equally suitable for Grade 6 classes or for high school classes.

The activities offer students the opportunity to analyze artefacts as primary sources and encourage connections between the Holocaust, war, and Canada’s role.

Exhibition Dates

  • Collège de Maisonneuve, Montreal, Que. From November 27 to December 8, 2018
  • Musée des religions du monde, Nicolet, Que., April 26 to November 3, 2019
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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Download the pedagogical tool

Exhibition Teaching Guide – All levels

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Commemorate the Holocaust

The commemoration guide was created to help the organisations hosting the exhibit with the organization of commemorations.

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