Apprendre, ressentir, se souvenir
Life before the war and the Holocaust. Here we learn about the customs, holidays, and the cultural diversity of Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa. Visitors learn about the rise of Nazism and escalating discriminatory policies imposed against Jews in Germany up until the attacks on the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht.
The Implementation of the Holocaust during World War II: the ghettos, mobile killing units, and camps.
After the War: liberation, displaced persons camps and immigration problems faced by survivors.
The reaction of Quebec and of Canada is regularly examined in relation to these events throughout the exhibition. Archives and artefacts document, for example, antisemitism during the 1930s and after the war when survivors immigrated to Montreal.