Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt

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The Otto Weidt’s Workshop Museum for the Blind opened on December 5, 2006. It tells the story of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. During the Second World War the brush manufacturer Otto Weidt employed mainly blind and deaf Jews who produced brooms and brushes here. Various life stories bear testament to Otto Weidt’s efforts to protect his Jewish employees from persecution and deportation. As the danger increased, he searched for hiding-places for some of them; one of these hideouts is situated in rooms that now form part of the museum.

Opening hours

Monday -Sunday
10:00 - 20:00

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Creative Sector
Visual Arts
Institution types
Museum
Memorial-Center
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