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Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

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Address: Rosenthaler Strasse 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49-(0)30- 28 59 94 07
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Cute and Informative Museum

We stepped in here on a class tour of Berlin, partially to get out of the rain, but also to learn more about Jewish History in Berlin. If you are in the area, I would highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We stepped in here on a class tour of Berlin, partially to get out of the rain, but also to learn more about Jewish History in Berlin. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend stepping in and learning a lesser known story about the Jewish experience during WWII. It's quite small, so it might not be worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

thought i knew all the little stories about the holocaust - but this was a new one. what an amazing story and what a wonderful little museum off the beaten path - this is a must see for all people - not sure why they didnt charge a small fee to get in? glad we had a guide to tell... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This museum walks you through the old workshops where a German businessmen hid Jewish workers during the war. It's a very interesting museum and would recommend it if you are in the area and have 30 minutes free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Hidden down an alley this museum telling the story of deaf and dumb workers making brushes for the 3rd Reich, run by a man trying to save Jews from being sent to concentration camps gives a truly human side to German history. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can't think of a more specific museum I've been to, but this is excellent. It's well presented and gives a very human account of the people who worked there and their experiences during the war. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wandering the streets near our hotel we literally stumbled across this museum. It's such a wonderful story of Otto Weidt & how he tried to protect his Jewish workers which he was very successful at. It's a free museum & not big so it's well worth visiting. They also have booklets on the stories of severs, if his workers &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Down a backstreet covered with artistic graffiti is a few steps and a very plain looking door. Ascend the stairs inside and you find yourself in a bare-floored, peeling painted upstairs set of rooms that tell the story of one man's courage in the face of Nazism in the heart of Berlin. Otto Weidt, himself partially blind, found work for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A free museum on the story of Otto Weidt who helped multiple jews during the Nazi persecution. The exposition is very proper and conveys the terror that the Third Reich created.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is small but informative and interesting. It's good to hear about those looking out for the persecuted during WW2. We've all heard of Schindler, but come here to see what Otto Weidt did... Finding it can be tricky. I'd suggest getting the S-Bahn to Hackescher Markt, then enter Rossenthaler Str. on your left ( a little after Starbucks ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The free museum in the rooms of the former Blindenwerkstatt and hiding place of the Horn family tells the stories of Otto Weidt and some of his workers in an intimate and personal way. The rooms were restored as close as possible to the original with its creaking floor boards, painted walls, ovens and occasional work benches which further personalized... More 

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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