Inside of the Trabant Factory in 1989
Making the 'cardboard' body for the Trabant at the factory in 1989. The body was actually made from shredded clothing sandwiched between two sheets of brown paper and infused with plastic pellets in the giant press shown in this photo. The toxic gas from this process was released into the factory 6 times during the pressing and many workers became ill because of it. The Russians installed an extraction system in the factory to clear some of this toxic exhaust - But the system never worked.
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