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Welcome - Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Inspirational Quote

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim."

Elie Wiesel, excerpt from his 1986 Nobel acceptance speech

Un homme sourit et porte une veste noire et un nœud papillon noir.

Remembering through music

January 27, 2023 — Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a performance and a conversation about Violins of Hope.

Several restored violins are pictured leaning on each other in a pile. Each of the violins carry at least one Star of David

Courtesy of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Witness Blanket

This monumental work of art honours Survivors of Canada’s residential schools. A new website lets you learn from their experiences and bear witness to their stories.

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A person with curly hair, glasses and wearing a black top examines a large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames. The image has been broken into interlocking geometric shapes over a pale brown background with a slight wood grain texture.

Canada, antisemitism and the Holocaust

By Jeremy Maron

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Black and white photo of three signs on a post, reading “Christians only,” “Jews not allowed” and “Danger.”

Plan your visit

Events

Be an Upstander Showcase

May 12, 2023, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Métissages: une dualité identitaire

February 3, 2023 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

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Un groupe de cinq personnes est assis devant une grande foule à l’intérieur du Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne.

Stories

The stain of antisemitism in Canada

By Jeremy Maron

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Would you risk your life to expose a violation of human rights?

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A Yiddish poem from the Holocaust

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A yellowed paper with a handwritten text in Yiddish. The piece of paper is flat but was folded previously as old fold marks are obvious.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Karine Duhamel

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Drawing of a diverse group of people, one of whom holds up a blank page meant to symbolize the Declaration.

Exhibitions

Strength in Numbers: The Polish Solidarity Movement

January 2020 to August 2024

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A woman wearing a dress cups her hand to a megaphone placed at her mouth. She is standing elevated above a crowd of people at a gate, with two flags waving nearby.

Explore the Museum from home

Join Museum guides for virtual tours of our exhibits and architecture. Download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery. Discover our many special online experiences.

A smiling woman with light skin is filmed on a cell phone. She is wearing a lanyard with the words “Be inspired” and standing in front of an exhibit element made of horizontal strips of wood, some decorated with Indigenous art.

Photo: CMHR, Scott Gillam