A Blind Hero – The Love of Otto Weidt

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A Blind Hero – The Love of Otto Weidt

Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

The projects central focus is the story of Otto Weidts life. With orders from the Wehrmacht and revenues from deals on the black market, business seems to be booming for Otto Weidt, the owner of a small Berlin brush-making workshop. Right under the nose of the Gestapo, he manages to keep his employees – who are nearly all Jewish and blind – from the clutches of the Nazis for many years. When his secretary and closest ally Alice Licht is deported to Auschwitz, Otto Weidt – himself almost completely blind – embarks on a journey to free her from the concentration camp.One of his employees was Inge Deutschkron. Aged 91 years she acts as eye witness and narrator of the film.


Friday, October 6, 2017
4:00 PM
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Saint Peter’s University Pope Lecture Hall
115 Glenwood Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States