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The early postwar years at Carl Zeiss Jena (Jena Contax)

Published in Spring 2003 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Werner Widder (with commentary by Larry Gubas)

See Page 2 – 6.

A retired VEB Carl Zeiss Jena worker relates his experiences as a constructor of the Contax reverse engineered camera in Jena for placement in Kiev in 1947 but the firm still managed to manufacture the Jena Contaxes from 1947 – 1950 in order to bring in needed currency to rebuilt the firm.

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