A new must-see Poznań museum is open!
The Enigma Cipher Centre tells an unknown success story of Polish mathematicians: Marian Rejewski, Adam Mickiewicz University employee, along with two AMU graduates: Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski started their fight against Nazi Germany before the WWII even started.
At the turn of 1932 and 1933 three graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Poznań (as AMU was called at that time): Rejewski, Różycki and Zygalski broke the cipher of the German cipher machine Enigma, which made it possible to read secret correspondence of the Third Reich.
Six years later, shortly before the Nazi Germany invasion on Poland, a copy of the German cipher machine was handed over to French and British intelligence, together with the equipment and methods enabling the decryption of enemy messages.
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The Enigma Cipher Centre presents this exciting story of breaking Enigma's ciphers in a unique exhibition. The exhibition also presents ways of keeping information secret throughout history.