Last week, the Custody of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg transferred several objects on loan to the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. The special exhibition "VEB Museum" is the first to deal with the history of the Hygiene Museum during the GDR era.

With its multi-layered profile, the house was more than just an exhibition centre; it was also a production facility for anatomical models and other teaching aids. Some of these pieces can also be found in the collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. They have now been prepared for the exhibition. These include a wax moulage showing the clinical picture of so-called pneumoconiosis and a teaching aid box for the production of the plastic PVC.

The highlight is the Plexiglas model of a plant for the production of high-temperature lignite coke made in the 1950s. The process known as BHT coke was developed by Freiberg scientists Erich Rammler and Georg Birkenroth, enabling the GDR's lignite deposits to be utilised for iron production.

The exhibition "VEB Museum - The German Hygiene Museum in the GDR" can be seen from 9 March to 17 November (except Mondays) from 10 am to 6 pm at the German Hygiene Museum, Lingnerplatz 1 in Dresden.

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