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.

Permanent exhibition closed from January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023

 

We regret that the permanent exhibition at the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind will be closed for essential renovations, from January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023. A temporary exhibition is available for individual visitors.

During this time, we cannot provide regular tours of the permanent exhibition. As an alternative during the period, we are offering outdoor tours from Mondays to Fridays, with an introduction to the history of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. Further information is available here.

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