ENIGMA Machine broken
in December of 1932.
In the winter
of 1932, Marian Rejewski, a twenty-seven-year-old Cryptoanalyst working
in the Cipher Bureau of the Polish Intelligence Service in Warsaw, Poland
mathematically determined the wiring of the Enigma's first rotor.
Since 1933 Poland was able to read thousands of German messages encrypted by
the Enigma Machine.
The gift of Enigma replicas
from Poland, a loyal ally, saved millions of lives during the War.
July 24, 1939 is the day to be remembered forever. Cryptoanalysts and
heads of the Intelligence Services from France and Great Britain
arrived in Pyry, near Warsaw, to receive the Enigma replicas along with
all the cryptoanalyst information Poland gathered. Without that, it would
take an extra 2 to 3 years to break the Enigma Code. By then, Hitler would
be in London. And New York.
Marian Rejewski and the Polish Team of Codebreakers again the first to crack
the Enigma Cipher, this time during the War!
Soon after the War broke out, on October 20 the Polish Team
of 15 Cryptographers restarted work on the Enigma Machine in the Chateau de
Vignolles, 25 miles northwest of Paris, France in the secret unit named
Do you know...
The names of
the Polish Cryptographers, Officers and Engineers working on the Enigma?
... How many
Enigma machines were produced?
would it take to try all the Enigma permutations?