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Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Rosenthaler Strasse 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49-(0)30- 28 59 94 07
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Ranked #33 of 452 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Museums
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My friend and I stumbled across this place by accident, but I'm really glad that we did. I have studied a lot of history of this time period but had never heard the amazing story of Otto Weidt, and how he so courageously and selflessly helped so many deaf and blind Jews during that terrible time. It is a small... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I made a last minute decision to go into this museum and am so glad that I did. Otto Weidt set up a workshop for blind and/or deaf people and employed mainly Jews. I went because it seemed a place likely to have been targeted by nazis to capture people for death camps. In the first rooms there are photographs... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum will supply you with yet another dimension of the resistance against the nazi regime. It is an important reminder of the fact that many Germans bravely opposed the system. The history of Otto Weidt's workshop for the blind is touching and will almost certaintly make an impression. You will not regret visiting this.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you're around the Hackesche Höfe, pop into this nice little museum inside a lovely little courtyard covered with street art. Otto Weidt is one of the lessor known heroes of WWII and an inspiration - I was surprisingly moved by his story and by the museum. It's free, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I'm so glad I managed to visit this Museum on this trip to Berlin and I would urge anybody visiting here to do the same. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the photograph of the workers (I've attached my photo of it) leaves you feeling as if you've been punched by the end of the history of what happened to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The small, free museum is located in a small alley, worth to find and visit. The story is interesting and inspiring, yet not known to most people. Highly recommended!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

this was such a great small museum which is free, gives you so much insight and information about otto weidt and what he did during wwii and the amount of people he helped

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Thank you TA folks for suggesting this museum. Their stories are uplifting, sad and tragic. Allow an hour or more. It is worth the time and there is art in the courtyard.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Definitely worth the visit. The Otto Weidt Story is fascinating and the museum is well kept and the staff are exceptionally friendly.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We learned about this place on the free Alternative Berlin tour and stopped by later to investigate further. Otto Weidt's actions in saving the lives of many of the blind Jews who worked for him are tremendous and moving. The story of the place is fascinating and explained via documents, postcards, testimonies, former work equipment and, of course, the site... More

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