Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind.

The Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind tells the story of the workshop. The owner of the small factory, Otto Weidt, employed mainly blind and deaf Jews here during World War II. They produced brooms and brushes.

Various life stories tell of Otto Weidt’s efforts to protect his Jewish workers from persecution and deportation. When the threat grew ever greater he found places for some of them to hide. One of these was on the premises of what is now the museum.

We look forward to seeing you at our exhibition or one of our events.

Event News

Public tours of the Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind (free of charge) are held at 3 p.m. every Sunday.

 

 

Workers in the Workshop for the Blind. Source: MBOW
Workers in the Workshop for the Blind
Tour of the museum. Source: MBOW / Thomas Bruns
Tour of the museum