A snapshot of the objects


Hourig Attarian Passeport

Lebanese passport belonging to Hourig Attarian, a Montrealer of Armenian origin who grew up in Lebanon.

Max Beer Photographie

Photograph of Max Beer and his parents, taken in the camp for displaced persons, in 1948, a short time after the end of the Holocaust.

Tom Giraffe

Childs toy belonging to Paul Tom, born in 1984 in a refugee camp in Thailand, of Cambodian parents. He had this toy with him on his arrival in Montreal, in 1985.

These drawings presented as part of the exhibition were created during Montreal Life Stories Mapping Memories workshop. The participants, all recently arrived, received the following instructions: Draw a picture of a place that you can call home. Illustrate your road to Montreal.