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As Important as Turing - but now almost forgotten

Nice to find his statue on the street and get to read his story. After the war, he had to hide his... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
The Cypher Bureau

Came to research the Polish mathematicians who cracked the Enigma code in the second world war and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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Gdanska, Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Nice to find his statue on the street and get to read his story. After the war, he had to hide his identity from the Russians. Nice to see if you are in Gdanska - and don't forget to Google his story

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Came to research the Polish mathematicians who cracked the Enigma code in the second world war and saved millions of lives in the process. My research formed the basis of the book The Cypher Bureau by Eilidh McGinness. A thriller of a book. Fiction based...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LittleMoRollyPollies
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This beautiful statue evokes joyful, positive feelings in me each time I see it. Very nice concept of a monument of this great mathematician and cryptologist who reconstructed the Nazi German military Enigma . This humble person greatly helped the Allies during the Second World...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Came to research the Enigma code for Eilidh McGinness book The Cypher Bureau. Thriller about the Polish mathematicians who cracked the Enigma code in the second world war. A fantastic book

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Many in the UK know of Alan Turing and his work building the machine to decode the Enigma messages but few know of Marian Rejewski who's work actually broke the code.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank joeporterlawyer
Reviewed 10 April 2017

For a person of such history , The location of the stature and its surrounding is very underwhelming . It is a nice representation of the man , but certainly it could do with a better explanation of the mans significance.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Declan O
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This center-city monument on Gdanska street, a real life-size statue, brings closer the World War II history and the humble but powerful person who arguably changed the course of its history and saved many lives. Marian Rejewski who broke the "unbreakable" Enigma code - after...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Many people know Enigma code story, but not many know that the big man - Marian Rejewski - the one who broke the code - was born in Bydgoszcz. This place can make you proud of being born in Poland, espacially in Bydgoszcz. For not-born...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Ania H
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Mr Rejewski offered the secrets of the German Enigma machine to the British, who turned him down, probably because he was foreign. His brilliance was matched only by Alan Turing who realised what the arrogant upper class dimwits on the British Colonial Office had poo-pooed....More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The things you learn while walking on Gdansk street and there so humble and quite sits a man who had a profound effect on history that I would venture to say very few people even know about... go and see him and take a photo...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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