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.

 

PLEASE NOTE

For health reasons, the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind is currently closed for visitors. We expect to reopen on April 20, 2020. Our events, guided tours, and seminars are also cancelled.
We very much regret the closure and apologize for any inconvenience.

To prevent infection on the basis of Robert Koch Institute guidelines and the corresponding rulings of the Senate Department of Culture and Europe, the German Resistance Memorial Center's administration and staff are on restricted availability for the time being. This may mean some delays in responding to enquiries.

For more information on the closure of cultural institutions operated by the City of Berlin, please see the press release from the Senate Department of Culture and Europe (German only).

 

 

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