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“A great little museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
Rosenthaler Strasse 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49-(0)30- 28 59 94 07
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Ranked #20 of 404 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Museums
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“A great little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I came across this little gem as it was close to where I am staying. What a wonderful museum. It's free but would have paid money to see it. Highly recommended great and sad stories of survival and death!

Visited April 2013
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“Surprise visit was a highlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

we visited the museum blindwerkstatt on a walking tour with Garblinger Tours.
Our group had not heard of Otto Weidt prior to this stop, and we were very happy to have visited this exhibit. Seeing the room where Otto Weidt hid a family of 4 left us speechless

Visited February 2013
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“Sadly not a happy ending - but great story of human kindness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is a very small, and free, museum tucked away in a courtyard. Next door is the much grander Hackesche Hofe, and this and other museums are easily missed.

However it is well worth a visit - the story doesn't have a happy ending for the blind Jews Otto was trying to help, but having earlier visited the Topography of Terror museum, this restored some faith in humanity.

No fee, but a collection box near entrance. Signage in German and English inside.
Definitely worth a visit even if you only have 15-20 mins spare.

Visited February 2013
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“Unknown fascinating story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Unknown fascinating story is revealed to the visitors In this little hidden authentic musem, situated at the center if the Mitte quarter in Berlin. This is a story of Otto Weidt who established a workshop for the manufacture of brooms and brushes. As one of his customers was the Wehrmacht, Weidt managed to have his business classified as vital to the war effort. About 30 blind and deaf Jews were employed at his shop between the years of 1941 and 1943. Weidt managed to save a few people and after the war, Weidt established an orphanage for survivors of the concentration camps. In the musem you will be able to see the workshop and to learn about this heroic story.

Visited November 2012
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“hidden little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

A nice exhibition about an increadible story of the Third Reich. Otto Weidt's workshop for the Blind saved people from the Holocaust and was forgotten for a lot of years. The builing and the rooms remain and have been renovated in a way that you cannot tell they'd been renovated at all. There is a hidden room behind a bookshelf where a family hid for several months before being betrayed. The exhibition is free and I would recommend it over a lot of other museums dealing with the Holocaust and Third Reich in Berlin.

Visited November 2012
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