Literature

This page provides a list of essays, resources and publications on the history of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. The publications are available either directly in the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind (no mail order) or from bookshops.
Please note that most publications are in German only.

 


Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt. Katalog zur Ausstellung, 2. Auflage Berlin 2008
Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind, Exhibition catalog, 2008.
The catalog can be ordered in German and English via the German Resistance Memorial Center, for a fee of € 8.50 including postage. 


Deutschkron, Inge: Ich trug den gelben Stern, 23rd edition, dtv-Verlag, Munich 2010.
Inge Deutschkron’s autobiographical account of her survival in hiding and Otto Weidt’s workshop.

 


Deutschkron, Inge: Ich trug den gelben Stern, und was kam danach? 1st edition, dtv-Verlag, Munich 2009.

Full biography of a strident admonisher. For the new edition, Inge Deutschkron rewrote her two memoirs “Ich trug den gelben Stern” and “Mein Leben nach dem Überleben” to create a full biography.

 


Deutschkron, Inge: Otto Weidt, in: Inge Deutschkron: Sie blieben im Schatten. Ein Denkmal für stille Helden, Berlin 1996, pp. 85-118.
Description of Otto Weidt’s personality and his efforts to save his Jewish workers.

 


Deutschkron, Inge, Ruegenberg, Lukas: Papa Weidt, Kevelaer 2001.
A picture book for children on the history of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind.

 


Schrader, Ulrike: Unterrichtsmaterialien  zum Bilderbuch „Papa Weidt“, Berlin 2005. Workbook for elementary and middle school pupils.

This teaching material can be ordered via the German Resistance Memorial Center for a fee of €12 including postage.


Knobloch, Heinz: Der beherzte Reviervorsteher. Ungewöhnliche Zivilcourage am Hackeschen Markt, Frankfurt a.M. 1996.
History of the Hackescher Markt area under National Socialism with a particular focus on the resistance in Police Station 16.

 


Kwasigroch, Ariane/Gruzdz, Kai: "Blindes Vertrauen - Versteckt am Hackeschen Markt 1941-1943". Ein Studentenprojekt macht Geschichte, in: Gedenkstättenrundbrief 17 (2000), Nr. 95, pp. 20-25.
The development, conception and further planning of the exhibition project.

 


Scheer, Regina: Bürstenfabrik Otto Weidt. Ein Bericht, in: Temperamente, East Berlin 1984, pp. 62-75.
The first article on the Workshop for the Blind to be published in the GDR.

 


Scheer, Regina: Im Revier 16, in: Gesellschaft Hackesche Höfe e.V. (ed.): Die Hackeschen Höfe, Berlin 1993, pp. 74-79.
Article on Police Station 16 and Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind.

 


Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin: Kommentierte Dokumente zur Geschichte der Juden im Nationalsozialismus, Berlin 2004.
One of three subject areas is dedicated to “Rescuers and Rescued”. Documents and photos tell the story of Alice Licht’s rescue, Otto Weidt’s secretary. The sources are accompanied by worksheets for school students.

 


Schieb-Samizadeh, Barbara: Die kleinen Schritte der Forschung. Über die Schwierigkeiten, die Geschichte der Helfer der während der NS-Zeit versteckten Juden zu recherchieren, in: Zeitgeschichte 11/12 (1990), pp. 419-431.
Report on the source situation; evidence of a loosely organized circle of helpers in which Otto Weidt played a key role.

 


Documentary “Die Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt”, a film by Carsten Krüger, DVD in German and English.

Documentary “Daffke - die vier Leben der Inge Deutschkron”, a film by Carsten Krüger, DVD in German and English.

 


Press Report from April 11, 2010 - Benny Gidron: "The Nobility of Otto Weidt"