Witnesses to History Keepers of Memory
Witnesses to History Keepers of Memory
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Witnesses to History

Portraits of Montreal's Holocaust Survivors

Keepers of Memory

For almost 40 years, Holocaust survivors have shared their life stories with visitors at the Montreal Holocaust Museum.

In 2019, a photography project was launched to celebrate the exceptional contributions of these witnesses to history and keepers of memory. The Museum’s Commemoration and Oral History Coordinator, Eszter Andor, and Photographer St├ęphanie Cousineau were given the mission to meet with thirty survivors in the privacy of their own homes. Each visit offered a special opportunity to share memories and discover precious personal possessions. These objects inspired the layout and design of this portrait gallery.