Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

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Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 3 min walk
  • Weinmeisterstraße • 4 min walk
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Sabrina F
Bray, Ireland110 contributions
Hidden History
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a great museum telling a part of History I didn't know about, very detail. It's also free entry. This small hidden museum is a must see.
Written 18 October 2021
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robertthomas10
Paris, France164 contributions
Luseum
Feb 2020
Nice museum to visit especially if you did not know Otto Weidt. His story is quite amazing and deserves to be known.
Written 19 February 2020
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Ana Gabriela Joao
Eastern Norway, Norway29 contributions
From housing to school, though a hiding place forJews.
Nov 2019
Visit during the day. In the evening is dark and more difficult to admire. Today the walls are covered with popular art. The building where Otto Weidt provided activities for people with visual impairments, there were a hiding place for Jews. In the villa there is a bar, where is aloud to smoke inside. In another building there is a museum explaining the life of Anne Frank and the saga of her family to escape the Nazis.
Written 23 January 2020
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JMargo
Chicago, IL64 contributions
So glad our guide took us here!
Dec 2019
Otto Weidt was a "mini" Oskar Schindler. He saved deaf and blind Jews during the Nazi regime by employing them in his factory. We didn't go through the whole museum but we learned his story from our local guide.
Written 10 December 2019
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Deb
United Kingdom3 contributions
Recommend this museum
Nov 2019
Well worth a visit to this small but interesting museum close to Hackescher Market (set in a little alley ).Reminded me of the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam but without the queue and it is free.
Written 4 November 2019
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Gary S
West Palm Beach, FL305 contributions
A HIDDEN GEM!
Aug 2019
Located in a rehabbed mini shopping district, this is a wonderful visit. Otto Weidt saved many handicapped Jews (mostly blind) during WW2 by keeping them working in his factory (it is a similar story to Schindler). It is a small museum but worth the stop.
Written 7 October 2019
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John M
Cranford, NJ44 contributions
A Schindlers list story in Berlin
Oct 2019
This was a cool little museum in a brush factory that used visually impaired workers to make brushes and had a hidden room to hide Jewish families from the Nazi party
A pluses the curator has a record holding mustache
Written 6 October 2019
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daylilly50
New York City, NY786 contributions
Located in one of the most interesting parts of the city and well worth the effort to find it.
Sep 2019
Vivid historical look at one of the businesses that tried to help Jewish citizens, who happened to be blind or handicapped escape the Nazis Their story is told in pictures, video and objects that survived the war. The museum is free, and there is an elevator to take you up.
Written 17 September 2019
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reedjo09
Leicester, UK6 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Amazing story of an untold hero, who tried his very best to aid those in need during the war. Don’t forget to ask for the audio tour, it’s worth it!
Written 21 July 2019
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Keith G
Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions
Unknown but heroic
Jul 2019 • Solo
Otto Weidt is relatively unknown - certainly when compared with Oskar Schindler - but he saved many Jewish lives in the heart of Berlin by employing blind workers for his brush factory. His efforts weren't always successful, but he continued to help Jewish neighbours for the whole of the war. This museum is in the factory he owned, and tells his story, and the stories of those he saved, and tried to save. It is an incredible story, and the site is well worth a visit.
Written 9 July 2019
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