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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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Small but compelling museum

Alice Licht, I believe was her name, her story stays in my mind. She was one of the Jewish workers whom Otto Weidt saved. There is a picture of her as a child at the beach with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Alice Licht, I believe was her name, her story stays in my mind. She was one of the Jewish workers whom Otto Weidt saved. There is a picture of her as a child at the beach with her family, and her family had spelled her name "Alice" on the sand bank with shells. Moving to see how much she was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small space but it touches the soul especially when you read about the space, its inhabitants and its history. A gem of a place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited here as part of a tour. Story is similar to that of Oscar schindler and you can see where it to hid families in a room hidden by a wardrobe. Quite fascinating and the man on reception has the best moustache I've ever seen !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We spent around 45 minutes in this very small but very moving museum .....it's quite hard to find as its down an alley of a main road but well worth the effort ...it's free admission.....the museum which was the workshop explains the full and fascinating story of Otto and how he saved so many lives during world war 2

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

A small museum illustrating the way Jews were hidden to be saved from deportation to the concentration camps by the Nazis . Free entrance . Open daily 10-20 . At hackeshe heufe .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The museum is free, they have a very small donation box which can be missed. It is very small and you can pretty much cover everything in less than an hour but you will come out learning quite a bit. This was not on my list to see but recommended by a tour guide when passing through and I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We took a guided tour that passed in the museum. We learned a lot about Weidt and about his help to save jews under nazi regime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a small museum off in a little side alley from Rosenthaler Strasse (turn into the alley by the Starbucks!). This museum plus the Silent Hero Museum tell the stories of the hero's - big and little - who helped to save so many Jews from the camps. The exhibits and placards bring their stories to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a small museum that is the actual place where Otto Weidt ran a brush factory where he endeavored to protect his mostly blind and deaf employees from persecution and deportation, bribing the Gestapo, falsifying documents, and eventually hiding a family behind a backless cupboard in one room of his shop. The work benches are still there and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Not only was the courtyard full of amazing street art, this musuem is a hidden gem. Otto Weidt was a bit of schindler for blind and deaf Jews in WW2. The work benches are still there and there is a lot of information that sums up the heroic work he did. So pleased I was able to learn about him.

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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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