Otto Weidt Museum

Hidden Berlin Facebook and Instagram feeds (10 April 2016)

Otto Weidt was just an ordinary guy. But while the horrors of World War II echoed through Germany, he did something extraordinary. This free exhibition overlooking the murals and bunting of Rosenthaler Str 39 tells the story of factory-owner Weidt and his Workshop for the Blind – the last hope for dozens of persecuted Jewish workers during the Holocaust. In these rooms, Weidt’s deaf and blind employees found refuge, empathy and support – and for decades after his death, they lay empty and preserved in their original state. Now, Otto Weidt’s old workshop is a memorial to the workers who fought to survive Europe’s darkest period. Read letters, documents and biographies of the employees, and learn how Weidt pulled off his courageous feat – risking his life to try and save others from death and deportation, and going down in history as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations.” #OttoWeidt #Museum #BerlinMitte #HiddenBerlin #Berlin #History #BerlinHistory #Holocaust #WWII #JewishMuseum #Workshop #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #JewishHistory #FreeExhibition #Exhibition #RosenthalerStrasse #Mitte #Blindenwerkstatt #RighteousAmongTheNations

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Otto Weidt was just an ordinary guy. But while the horrors of World War II echoed through Germany, he did something extraordinary. This free exhibition overlooking the murals and bunting of Rosenthaler Str 39 tells the story of factory-owner Weidt and his Workshop for the Blind – the last hope for dozens of persecuted Jewish workers during the Holocaust. In these rooms, Weidt’s deaf and blind employees found refuge, empathy and support – and for decades after his death, they lay empty and preserved in their original state. Now, Otto Weidt’s old workshop is a memorial to the workers who fought to survive Europe’s darkest period. Read letters, documents and biographies of the employees, and learn how Weidt pulled off his courageous feat – risking his life to try and save others from death and deportation, and going down in history as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations.”

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