Join the Montreal Holocaust Museum in-person at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm to commemorate Yom Hashoah Vehagvurah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. On this day and every day, we remember the victims of the Holocaust, honour the survivors, and learn the difficult lessons of the past.
- Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
- At Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem (6519 Baily Rd in Côte Saint-Luc)
- Reservations encouraged
Remembering Stories of Resistance
Holocaust survivors and their descendants invite Montrealers to participate in the Yom Hashoah commemoration to remember the history of the Holocaust and honour its legacy today. This year’s ceremony will focus on the remarkable and diverse stories of resistance during the Shoah. Despite facing persecution and genocide, Jewish people found extraordinary ways to maintain hope, preserve their humanity, continue religious practices, and attempt to prevent their killing.
From famous resistance efforts like the Warsaw ghetto uprising, to lesser-known examples like the creation of the Heart from Auschwitz or the Feigenbaum family’s religious resistance in the Lodz ghetto, Jewish stories of resistance during the Shoah are marked by their defiance, resilience, and bravery. Courageous non-Jews, many of whom are recognized as Righteous among the Nations, also resisted the Nazis by assisting their Jewish neighbours and coordinating efforts to save lives.
Watch testimony clips from Holocaust survivors who participated in past Yom Hashoah commemorations, like Agnes Kent:
Yom Hashoah was declared Holocaust Memorial Day in Quebec in 1999 and in Canada in 2003.
A Toolkit to Commemoration Yom Hashoah at Home or at School
The Montreal Holocaust Museum has prepared the following toolkit so that you can commemorate Yom Hashoah with your students, in class or virtually.
The toolkit is composed of:
- Virtual Commemoration How-To
- Virtual Commemoration Slideshow
- Virtual Commemoration Slideshow Procedures
And Additional Resources: