The Virus Vaccine Production Institute

The work of the Hospital in the Rock was not finished after the 1944-45 Siege of Budapest ended, it was still needed throughout spring. After all this though – it was never meant to be opened permanently – it was closed and emptied.

Many opposed this decision, and petitioned for the further use of the hospital in some form. It was around this time that a former staff member of the Hospital in the Rock, Dr. József Born appeared, a person who knew well the potential the facility held. The momentarily abandoned building, had the perfect conditions for a laboratory.

Rental agreement about the building and equipment of the Hospital in the Rock.

Petition from the „Virus” Vaccine Manufacturing Institute to the city government.

The official logo of the company.

Civilian defense poster warning about infectious diseases.

Syringe sterilization case.

Different laboratory equipment.