Montreal– Benoit Charette, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism, announced a $20 million contribution from the Government of Quebec to support the expansion of the Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM).
The Montreal Holocaust Museum is expanding to better educate Quebecers about antisemitism, racism, and genocide. The new building will be located in the heart of the historic Jewish Quarter on St. Laurent Boulevard.
“We thank the Quebec government for its $20 million contribution and support the MHM expansion as a national priority. This expansion will allow the MHM to meet the high demand for services and better fulfill its mission of combating antisemitism and racism through education, a mission we wholeheartedly support.” – Eta Yudin, Vice President (Quebec) CIJA.
In addition to the $20 million from the Province of Quebec, the MHM has secured a commitment from the City of Montreal and $35 million from private donors.
Because antisemitism and hate crimes are on the rise in Canada, CIJA has emphasized the importance of education in combating hate. The MHM’s exhibits, survivor testimonies, events, teacher training, and school programs are essential tools to educate the public, combat racism and Jew-hatred, increase understanding about the Jewish community, and connect the past to current events.
Expansion of the museum is essential to enable it to fulfill its vital educational role and to ensure that “Never Again” truly means “Never Again.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations across Canada.
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