Cost: Each virtual program is $5 per student, $8 per adult*. Admission is free for 1 teacher/organizer per group of 35 participants or less, per program.

*Take advantage of our special program bundle discounts by booking more than one program!

  • 2 virtual programs (class + testimony, class + workshop, or testimony + workshop) for $9 per student/$14 per adult.
  • 3 virtual programs (class, testimony + workshop) for $12 per student.  Workshops are for school groups only.

Scheduling: Each virtual program is 1 hour in duration. When booking more than one program, we recommend that they be scheduled non-consecutively, i.e. on different days (for example, you may reserve a guided tour for one week and a testimony for the following week).

Virtual History Class

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

A virtual history class is an interactive presentation that explores the history of the Holocaust by showcasing key artefacts and survivor testimony videoclips from our permanent exhibition. A class can be easily integrated into citizenship education, history, ethics, and religious culture courses. It is also highly relevant 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 (1939-1945): The invasion of Poland, non-Jewish victims, the ghettos, deportation, the camps, armed and spiritual resistance, the Righteous, the collaborators
  • 4th Section (1945-1955): Liberation, displaced persons’ camps, immigration of survivors to Canada.

Useful Information:

  • Education Level: Grade 6 and up
  • Languages: English and French
  • Number of Participants: minimum 10 participants, maximum 1 class for school groups, 95 people for other groups
  • Cost: $6per student/senior, $8 per adult*
  • Duration: 1 hour

To reserve a virtual history class for your group, complete the pre-reservation form.

Virtual Testimony with a Holocaust Survivor

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. The survivor’s live testimony is followed by a Q&A session with participants.

Useful Information:

  • Education Level: Grade 6 and up
  • Languages: English and French
  • Number of participants: minimum 10 participants; maximum 95 participants
  • Cost: 95 $ service fee per group
  • 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.

Virtual Educational Workshop

Our 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 encountering 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.

Useful Information :

  • Grade Level: Grade 6 – Grade 8/Sec. 2
  • Languages: English (click here for French workshops)
  • Number of Participants: minimum 10 participants, maximum 1 class
  • Cost: $6 per student
  • Duration: 1 hour

To reserve a virtual 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:Grade 6 and up
  • Languages: English (French workshops are available but different)
  • Number of Participants: minimum 10 participants, maximum 1 class
  • Cost:$95 per group
  • Duration:1 hour

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