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“Very touching”

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt
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Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin
Ranked #109 of 928 things to do in Berlin
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I hadn't heard of Otto Weidt before being brought here on an Alternative tour. It is tucked away in a courtyard chock-a-block full of amazing street art. It would be a shame if too many people got caught up with just that and bypassed this museum though. It is well worth a visit though. It is small, free and doesn't take long to go around. The chilling picture of Otto Weidt's blind and deaf workers, many of whom were killed at Auschwitz, will stay with me for a long time.

Oh, and on a lighter note, the attendant's eccentric moustache is also worth seeing!

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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!

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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

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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.

2  Thank Stuart S
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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.

3  Thank Hagit H
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