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Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt, Berlin

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Discover the history of wartime production set against the backdrop of the Holocaust at the Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt. With a significant number of blind and deaf Jewish employees, Otto Weidt is commemorated in this museum for his effort to protect workers against the Gestapo in World War II. Tour the preserved workshop rooms to see numerous documents, photographs, and testimonials that tell the story of Weidt and his employees. You can also see the backless cupboard where a Jewish family was hidden. Book in advance for a free English tour of the museum. Put Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt into our Berlin trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Berlin.
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  • A little-known place, went in our visit to the Jewish quarter and that was overwhelming. Otto Weidt has as a protagonist in the history of people that did something against Nazism, not only to the Jews but with persons with disabilities, in this case blind. Impressed me the piece of furniture that gives access to the Hideout and machines to make brushes. I think that it is a place to visit
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  • The exposure, even in its summary, retraces the lives of many people in these locales found shelter from the wrath of man against man and, in many cases, thanks to Mondo femminile-or someone's double-dealing--managed to escape. The extraordinary story of a great hero that you used his disgrace to abdicate his duty as a human being. Particularly touching the tiny room where a family found shelter, and her story, as told by documents really strongly affected. It seems impossible not to empathize. Exquisitely polite staff. Get English audioguide and buy the catalog. Very interesting temporary exhibitions or, at least, the one I visited, on sport and the Jews in Berlin.
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  • It is a little known museum dedicated to this character who helped Jews, using them in a brush factory. Those objects that contains you make feel the suffering and at the same time hope of their workers.
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  • A very interesting place with a sad story. Otto Weidts bravery during WWII is inspiring! I always take my tourists there.
  • One of the interesting places to go in Berlin. A little hard to find.
  • A small but thought provoking museum. Found in a small alley from the main Street, this lets you see another side to the persecution of German Jews.
  • Free, very small, but nice. It tells a very important story. Unfortunately I don't think the way the exhibition is presented lives up to its potential, especially on the technology/interaction side.
  • This is a quiet museum, no glitzy displays or computer interaction but it's all the better for that. This was a workshop in which blind Jewish people made brushes and the owner did his best to try and save as many of them as possible from the Nazi camps. It's understated but shows the humanity of the owner and the tribulations of the workers. The area around it is worth visiting as well.