The main focus of the centre is the story of Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Różycki who influenced the fate of the world by being the first to break the German cipher machine code in 1932.
Set to undergo a one-year conservation process, the cipher machine was accidentally discovered by divers seeking out ‘ghost nets’.
The machine is one of only four Polish Enigma copies that were produced in France after key staff from the famous Polish Cypher Bureau left Poland after the German invasion in September 1939.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
British writer Dermot Turing spoke on Tuesday about the role of Polish mathematicians in decoding Nazi Germany's World War II Enigma code at the Józef Piłsudski Institute in New York. Breaking Enigma enabled the Allies to monitor German military plans.
A joint collaboration between city authorities and the local Adam Mickiewicz University, the project is set to cost in excess of 20 million złoty with substantial EU funding already secured.
The exhibition covers over a 100 years of machinery and devices that helped win wars, helped spies and undermine communism.
At this week’s Cyber Security Conference in Kraków, TFN’s Matt Day caught up with Dermot Turing, guest of honour and nephew of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, for a chat about his uncle’s work and the vital role of Polish codebreakers in helping to end the war.
An original German Enigma encryption machine, whose code was broken by Polish mathematicians, is to be purchased and become a part of a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Polish History.
Sir Dermot Turing, the nephew of Alan Turing, in his book X, Y and Z says that the “cult of Alan Turing” has been taken to absurd extremes and that it has overshadowed Bletchley Park’s debt to the Polish cryptographers.