Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind

The Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind opened on December 5, 2006. It tells the story of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. 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 the threat grew, he found hiding-places for some of them. One of these hideouts was in the rooms that are now part of the museum.

This permanent exhibition tells about the events in the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind in eight different sections:

Jews in Berlin 1933 to 1945

Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind

Working in the Workshop for the Blind

The Workshop for the Blind workers

Otto Weidt’s Helpers

Postcards from Theresienstadt

Successful Rescue Attempts

Failed Rescue Attempts

Address and Hours of Operation

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt (The Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind Museum)
part of the Stiftung Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand (German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation)
Rosenthaler Straße 39
Erster Hof, linker Aufgang
10178 Berlin

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Tel.: +49-30-28 59 94 07
Fax: +49-30-25 76 26 14
E-mail: info(at)museum-blindenwerkstatt.de
Internet: www.blindes-vertrauen.de

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 10-8pm
Guided tours are available for groups after 9am
Closed on December 24th
The tours are free and are also available in English and French. Registration is required. After the museum tour, it is also possible to continue with a tour through the “Spandauer Vorstadt”. There are traces from the time period throughout the area which are tied to the history of the Workshop for the Blind.

Free Entry

Public Tours: Sundays at 3pm (no prior registration required)

S-Bahnhof: Hackescher Markt
U-Bahnhof: Weinmeisterstraße