The former kitchen factory Schlieben
State owned works – timber industry
Founded in 1945 primarily by displaced citizens on an existing industrial site; they started by making household goods and handcarts out of old grenade crates. They soon turned to manufacturing kitchen furniture and were awarded a distinction Grade 1 distinction for their products. WORK was the lifeline of Schlieben. It formed the character of my home town. Last year I stood on the deserted works site and set off to track down the remains.