A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt

At Yad Vashem, the Berlin brushmaker Otto Weidt is listed as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. But Weidt’s story has otherwise been overlooked until now. A Blind Hero finally brings the story of his daring and cunning rescue of his blind and deaf Jewish employees from being sent to the camps as well as his tragic love of Alice Licht, and his desperate journey to save her and her entire family from the gas chamber, all while he himself was almost completely blind. A powerful docu-drama of a little known story of love, devotion, and selflessness, A Blind Hero depicts Otto Weidt’s story with award-winning journalist and author, Inge Deutschkron, providing her incredible personal account of Weidt’s efforts to save her, her mother, and the rest of his employees from the Nazis.

Original title:
Ein blinder Held - Die Liebe des Otto Weidt
Year:
2014
Length:
90 minutes
Country:
Director:
Kai Christiansen, Kai Christiansen
Genre:
Poster for A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt

Shown at

  1. 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 26th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. Annual Northern Virginia International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  6. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  7. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  8. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  9. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  10. Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida - 2016
  11. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  13. PJFF Fall Festival - 2015
  14. Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  15. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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