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A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt

History, Holocaust, Jewish Film, Drama, Fiction
Kai Christiansen
90 minutes



Grand Remy Award Winner Worldfest Houston 2014

Best Actor Award (for Edgar Selge) Seoul Int'l Drama Award

World Gold Medal for Best Docudrama New York Festivals 2015

Official Selection Haifa Int'l Film Festival

"This highly nuanced film will leave many viewers reflecting about the nature of goodness… and courage!" - San Diego Jewish World


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.


Jewish Film Series selection ‘A Blind Hero’ sees ugliness of world - The Fresno Bee

The Blind Hero: New film tells of 'unsung Schindler' Otto Weidt who saved Jews from Nazi death camps - The Independent UK

The Blind Schindler: The Incredible Story of Otto Weidt, Saviour of Hundreds of Jews -The International Business Times


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