We recommend the following Museum experiences:

Discovery Tour

Exclusively available to schools from the administrative region of Montreal. 

The Discovery Tour is available in English or French, by reservation only.  

After being provided with contextual information about each section of the permanent exhibition by a guide, students will explore the museum to discover a variety of artefacts and documents that illustrate the lives of Jewish communities before, during and after the Holocaust. 

Themes addressed during the Discovery Tour:

  • 1st section (beginning of the 20th century) : Jewish communities in Europe and Northern Africa
  • 2nd section (1919-1939) : The German Jewish community during the interwar period
  • 3rd section (1939-1945) : Jewish communities during the Second World War
  • 4th section (1945-1979) : The reconstruction of Jewish communities after the Holocaust

Useful Information:

  • Schedule: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday, starting May 10th
  • Grade Level: Grade 6 to Sec. 5
  • Languages: English (Mon – Wed) and French (Mon – Thurs) 
  • Number of Participants: one stable class group
  • Cost: $5 per participant

Duration: 1.5 hours
To reserve a Discovery Tour for your class, complete the pre-reservation form.

Guided Tour: Cancelled until further notice

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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE IN PERSON – 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: French and English
  • Number of Participants: Our current maximum is 10 participants. (Normally, 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 virtual guided tour for your class or group, complete the pre-reservation form.

Testimony with a Holocaust Survivor: Cancelled until further notice

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

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE IN PERSON – 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.