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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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A small museum about saving Jews at the Nazi era

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 .

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Herzlia, Israel
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Herzlia, Israel
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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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naperville, illinois
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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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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank ulverstonveggie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was a location unknownn to me. It showed how someone with a good heart could have and did, for a time anyway, fight against the system. The workshop is not a re creation but a real place where the blind were allowed to work protected by a good man.

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Thank Peter A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Our guide took us to this museum, hidden in an arty alley in the Jewish sector of Berlin. What a heartwarming wonderful story inside. Otto Weidt ran a brush factory here employing mostly blind or incapacitated Jewish people. He protected them and bribed the Gestapo with his brushes, even trying to sell his brushes in the concentration camps for cleaning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This museum should be as vital to visit as any of the other holocaust memorials. It's about real people not things. The impact is huge and lasting. It's a MUST.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stumbled on this little but important museum. It is in a colourful side square in the Hackescher Markt- Shopping Area. The area is vibrant and alive with freedon and life. Then inside a little door is a very powerful story of Otto Weidt and his wife, Germans who saved and sheltered dozens of Jews. He deliberately employed Jews and... More 

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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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