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“One of the best free museums in Berlin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
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Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin
Ranked #98 of 798 things to do in Berlin
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Melbourne, Australia
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“One of the best free museums in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

One of the best free museums in Berlin and near Hackescher Markt. The eccentric old attendant with the most extravagant moustache we’d ever seen was very friendly. Otto Weidt ran a brush-making workshop of largely blind jews during the war and bribed the Gestapo at length to protect and later hide his workers. Walked through a number of room displays with photos and accounts of his bravery – picked up some literature and also purchased a book here.

Visited December 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

In a small alley is a museum in Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. He was a brush and broom maker, who saved Jews by employing those who were blind or deaf. I had not heard of this brave man, who was named by Yad Vashem named him "Righteous Among the Nations" in 1971. He not only sheltered Jews in his workshop, he also worked to rescue those who were deported. Do not miss this!

Visited July 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great small museum commemorating a true hero of WW II”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Just a few blocks from Hackescher Markt this is a small free museum that tells the story of Otto Weidt who helped blind and deaf Jews survive the wall. Definitely worth a visit to learn this interesting story.

Visited April 2012
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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Touching museum, a story of courageous kindness in a cruel world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

This small museum with a few individual stories really touched my heart. Otto Weidt placed himself in mortal danger in order to help save his employees. The museum tells of a combination of courage and tragedy. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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“Very interesting, truly touching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

This little display inside the old brush factory is well worth seeing, the bravery of this man and his family is outstanding. It's right near the Anne Frank Zentrum, so between the 2 you are given a true insight to the persecution of the Jews.

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