The true story of the breaking of the Enigma code as well as the experiences connected to this event, the people behind it and their achievements have become inspiration for creating the Enigma Cipher Centre in Poznań. The Centre is named after Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski. The discoveries of these three Polish mathematicians had a decisive influence on the course of the Second World War and laid foundation for the digital world we live in.
The exhibition will be located at Collegium Martineum – a place where in 1929 a secret course on cryptology was organised by the Polish counterintelligence. Among its participants were also the three brilliant mathematicians. The exhibition will present the development of cryptology from antiquity to the 20th century as well as the story of the breaking of the Enigma code. It will be explored with an audio guide available in 4 language versions.
The Enigma Cipher Centre will also invite visitors to challenge their minds by taking part in educational events and workshops. There will also be a special cipher zone – Strefa Szyfrów – where families with children will have an opportunity to learn maths and coding in a fun and enjoyable way. The Centre will also have a multimedia library – Mediateka – collecting archival sources, documents and photos.
The Centre will open in summer 2021.