Monday, 5 December 2016

Germany: German Hygiene Museum

On Thursday I got four postcards from Germany.

One of them shows the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden. The German Hygiene Museum was founded in 1912 after the International Hygiene Exhibition. In 1930 it moved to its current building. One of the biggest attractions of the museum is the Transparent Man. The Nazis later abused the museum to promote their racial ideology and eugenics. During the time of the GDR it resumed its role as a communicator of public health information and between 1982 and 1991 it was a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization. After the reunification it was renovated. As cultural institution of national importance in the former East Germany it was included in the German government's Blue Book in 2001.


Stamp:
Chiemsee (from set of two) (issued 01-07-2015)


Thank You very much Amelie!

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