We recommend the following Museum experiences:


Guided Tour

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

Guided tours are offered 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: English and French
  • Number of Participants: For school groups: minimum 10, maximum 48 participants or 60 participants if combined with an in-person Workshop (including accompanying adults). Minimum 10, maximum 25 participants for other groups.
  • Cost: $6 per student/senior, $8 per adult. $10/student when combined with an In-person or Virtual Educational Workshop.
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

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


Testimony with a Holocaust Survivor:

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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE IN PERSON. Click for more information about Virtual Survivor Testimonies and to complete the pre-reservation form.

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: English and French
  • Number of participants: 10 to 100 participants
  • Cost: $150 to rent a conference room (The testimony itself is free and a donation to the Museum is greatly appreciated)
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes depending on the speaker

Educational Workshops

These educational workshops allow students to explore the story of a Holocaust survivor through their video testimony, artefacts and primary sources.

Life in Hiding Workshop

In this workshop, students will discover Eva Kuper’s story. Eva was born in Warsaw in 1940, shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland. A few months after her birth, her family was confined to the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. After her mother was deported, Eva and her father managed to escape from the ghetto. They survived the war in hiding.

Through watching a video excerpt of Eva’s testimony and interacting with reproductions of artefacts that belonged to children and teenagers who survived the Holocaust in hiding, students will discover what life was like for them under the Nazi Occupation and reflect on the difficult choices they had to make.

  • Education Level: Grade 6 to Sec. 2
  • Languages: English (Click here for the French workshop)
  • Number of participants: Minimum 10, maximum 48 participants, or 60 participants (including accompanying adults) when combined with a Guided Tour
  • Cost: $6/student, or $10/student when combined with a Guided Tour or Virtual History Class
  • Duration: 1 hour

To reserve an educational workshop for your class, complete the pre-reservation form.

Surviving the Camps Workshop – offered as of January 2022 

In this workshop, students will discover Ted Bolgar’s story. Ted was born in 1924 in Hungary. In March 1944, shortly after the Germans invaded Hungary, Ted and his family were forced to live in a Jewish ghetto. After one month, all of its residents were deported to Auschwitz. Ted was later transferred to Dachau and Mühldorf concentration camps.

Through listening to Ted’s testimony, and examining photographs taken in the camps, students will better understand what life was like in the concentration camps. They will also be encouraged to think about the historical value of photographic evidence.

Useful Information :

  • Education Level: Sec. 4 and 5 / Grade 10 – 12
  • Languages: English (Click here for the French workshop)
  • Number of Participants: Minimum 10, maximum 48 participants, or 60 participants (including accompanying adults) when combined with a Guided Tour
  • Cost: $6/student, or $10/student when combined with a Guided Tour or Virtual History Class
  • Duration: 1 hour

To reserve an educational workshop for your class or a group, complete the pre-reservation form.