Otto Weidt’s Blindenwerkstatt / Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind
The museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind (Otto Weidt’s Blindenwerkstatt) opened on December 5, 2006. It tells the story of Otto Weidt’s efforts to save Jews.
During the Second World War the brush manufacturer Otto Weidt employed mainly blind and deaf Jews who produced brooms and brushes here. Various life stories testify to Otto Weidt’s efforts to protect his Jewish employees from persecution and deportation. As danger grew, he searched for hiding-places for some of them. One of these hideouts was in the rooms that are now part of the museum.
The workshop of the brush factory is now a small museum located close to the Anne Frank Centre.
Otto Weidt was decorated by the Yad Vashem Institute.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
- Text: Otto Weidt’s Blindenwerkstatt
- Photos: Fedor de Vries (1,2,3), Coen Prenger (4,5)
Address and contactinformation
- Rosenthaler Straße 39
- 030 285 99 407
- 030 257 62 614
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- Anne Frank Centre
- Bezirksmuseum Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
- Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Jewish Museum Berlin)
Point of interest
- Lilienthalstraße German War Cemetery
- Jewish Cemetery Schönhauser Allee
- German War Graves Blankenburg
- Stumbling Stones Segitzdamm 8
- Stumbling Stone Pestalozzistraße 95
- Stumbling Stones Frankfurter Allee 104