Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

A workshop hideout

– © Thomas Bruns

The museum tells the story of Otto Weidt's workshop for the blind. During the Third Reich, a number of mainly blind and deaf Jews worked here in a courtyard building next to the Hackesche Höfe complex under the protection of manufacturer Otto Weidt. They produced brooms and brushes, some of which were destined for the army. The business was therefore considered important to the war effort. The Jewish authoress Inge Deutschkron was also employed here for two years and received help and support from Otto Weidt.

Largely preserved in their original condition, the workshop rooms offer an authentic insight into life during this period. Photographs, letters, documents and other objects illustrate people's life stories and Otto Weidt's efforts to protect his Jewish employees against persecution and deportation. As the threat grew, he found hiding places for some of them. One of these was in the rooms that now form part of the museum.

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Rosenthaler Straße 39
10178 Berlin Mitte
Tel.: +49 30 – 28 59 94 07

infoatmuseum-blindenwerkstatt [dot] de

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To: Rosenthaler Straße 39
10178 Berlin

Free Admission

Mon - Sun10am - 8pm
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