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Otto Weidt Museum

Explore the Otto Weidt Museum on your university or college trip to Berlin.

During World War Two, the visually impaired broom and brush maker 'Otto Weidt' employed many Jews in his workshop.

As tensions in the country were growing in this period, Weidt endeavoured to protect his mostly blind and deaf employees from persecution and deportation through bribing the Gestapo, falsifying documents, and eventually hiding a family behind a backless cupboard in one room of his shop.

This facilitating museum is dedicated to Otto, administered by the German Resistance Memorial Centre Foundation.

It tells Weidt’s story with a series of archival photos and interviews, giving students an insight into his life and legacy.