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Pirna

(pĭr`nä), city (1989 est. pop. 47,100), Saxony, E central Germany, on the Elbe River. Manufactures of this industrial city include rayon, paper, glass, furniture, and steel. Nearby are sandstone quarries. Known in 1233, Pirna passed to Bohemia in 1298 and to Meissen in the early 15th cent. The Saxonians surrendered (1756) there to Prussia in the Seven Years War. Noteworthy buildings include a 16th-century Gothic church, the city hall (begun 1555), and Sonnenstein castle (16th cent.).

Pirna

 

a city in the Dresden District of the German Democratic Republic. Port on the Elbe River. Population, 50,000 (1972). An industrial center, Pirna manufactures gas turbines, electrical-engineering products, and synthetic silk and cord. Other products are pulp, steel castings, furniture, and glass. Sandstone is mined and processed near Pirna.

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In the presence of serotonin, a chemical messenger involved in learning, the piRNA suppresses production of a protein that hinders memory formation.
It was in a former mental hospital called Sonnenstein, in a small town, Pirna, 20km outside Dresden, that Inge and I met up to discuss and compare our T3 and T4 special assistance experiences.
The critical commentary in the new edition offers one such example: in the set of partbooks once owned by the city church in Pirna, a contemporary of Rosenmuller systematically removed or covered over the composer's name and made disparaging comments about his character.
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The journey is a poignant one, past the glum fortress towers of Pirna where the Third Reich pioneered the slaughter of the mentally handicapped ("we do it in the womb and so get away with it") and then along the melodramatic gorge of the Elbe, not unlike the Potomac as seen from Harpers Ferry.
In his autobiography Johann Joachim Quantz still remembered his first encounter with Vivaldi's concerto in 1714 in Pirna forty years afterwards, while we find a similar recollection associated with a rather later stay in Dresden in the case of Frantisek Benda.
Tugend versus Gnade: Protestantische Bildprogramme in Nurnberg, Pirna, Regensburg und Ulm.
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Soldiers and emergency crews also rushed to build emergency shelters for about 30,000 people they hoped to clear from their homes today in and around the town of Pirna, 12 miles south of Dresden, Coventry's twin city.
To that end, I have conducted a comparative study of three diverse Protestant church districts between 1933 and 1945: Ravensburg, in the Wurttemberg Evangelical Land Church; Nauen, in the Brandenburg Church Province of the Old Prussian Union Church; and Pirna, in the Evangelical Lutheran Land Church of Saxony.
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