This memorial was commissioned by the German Railway to address their role in the Holocaust. Students viewed this memorial in the drizzling rain.
Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind really hit home for me. My best friend is blind and seeing how Otto Weidt had the heart, as a non-Jew, to save Jews who were not only hated for being Jewish but also because of a disability they could not have prevented. Throughout the workshop tour I pictured Shafeka walking around back and forth between the rooms and the expression of security on her face, knowing that Otto Weidt was there to take care of her and protect her. I tried to imagine her sitting at the desk, making brushes with the machines, that were simple enough to figure out without Braille.