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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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Interesting and Well Presented

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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Berlin, Germany
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We slipped into this small museum to escape for a while from the freezing cold. It turned to be a touching experience. As we got overwhelmed by the story of Otto Weidt who tried to save many blind jews from deportation by employing them in his small factory to assemble brushes, we couldn't help but see the resemblance with the... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You really relive the occupation of the Nazi regime in this building. If you know the story of Oscar Shindler and found it interesting you'll really appreciate the story of Otto Weidt and his factory in this little known museum. Highly recommended.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went here after the positive reviews on this sight, and I have to add my voice to them. An amazing, remarkable story of human conviction and selfless risk taking for others, and a real sense of community. It also reminds you, like so many of the memorial sights concerning this era, of the inhumanity people are capable of and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a very small museum with a big story. Location was original site of workshop for vision impaired Jewish people - interesting stories. Includes area where some Jewish workers were hidden. Located in a small alley that has Fabius street art as well. If you can find it I would recommend. It's free!

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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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