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13.03.2013

Polish version of the exhibition “Enigma – Decipher Victory”, prepared by the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region and first displayed in the Senate (the Upper House of the Polish Parliament) on 17 October 2013, was made accessible free of charge to inhabitants of the neighboring Kujawsko-Pomorskie region. Until 24 April 2013 it will be displayed in Bydgoszcz, the home town of Marian Rejewski – the leader of three Polish cryptologists.


23.11.2012

The Italian version of an exhibition "Enigma. Decifrare una Vittoria" (Enigma. Decipher Victory) devoted to the Polish mathematicians who broke the codes of a German encrypting machine, Enigma, earns more and more popularity among the cities of the Italian Peninsula. On 18th November this year, a solemn inauguration of the exhibition took place in the Exhibition Room of the Office for the City of Latina, located in Casa Del Combattente.

16.11.2012

“Enigma – Decipher Victory” exhibition was one of the main events of the international science conference devoted to the future of military cryptology. The event was prepared by the Military University of Technology under the honorary patronage of the Minister of National Defense. It was organized on 7 November 2012 in order to commemorate the 80th anniversary of breaking the system of codes of the German encrypting machine, Enigma, by Polish cryptologists.

05.11.2012

Over a hundred people participated in the grand opening ceremony of the exhibition entitled “Enigma. Decipher Victory” which took place on 17 October in the Upper House of the Polish Parliament. The exhibition was prepared by the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region. This was the first time a Polish version of the exhibition had been presented, which was possible thanks to the co-operation with Mr Marek Woźniak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, and Mr Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski, MP, Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression. The exhibition constituted an illustration for the Resolution passed on 17 October 2012 by the Senate of the Republic of Poland to honour the Polish cryptologists - Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski - and their contribution to the fight against fascism.

06.08.2012
Enjoying a great interest, the “Enigma. Decipher Victory” exhibition has become the main attraction of the Polish Day, organised on July 15th 2012 by the National Codes Centre in Bletchley Park in Great Britain. This year's ceremony was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of breaking the Enigma codes. Exactly 80 years ago the Polish cryptographers (Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski), under the command of the then Captain Maksymilian Ciężki, broke the codes of the German Enigma cipher machine. On this occasion, an exhibition at Bletchley Park was officially opened by the Vice Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, Mr Wojciech Jankowiak. As early as on the first day, the exhibition was visited by nearly 1,000 visitors.

22.06.2012

An exposition devoted to Lt. Col. Maksymilian Ciężki, the head of the German department of the cipher office of the Polish Army, could be visited in the "Zamek" Culture Centre in Poznań. The exhibition entitled "Enigma – a step to free Europe" was presented from 1 June to 1 July 2012 in the ground floor hall of the Culture Center.


25.05.2012

The twin exhibition devoted to Polish cryptologists has been held for a year in Northern Italy. It has been held so far in Ispra, Milan and Pontenure; however, currently it is presented at the Faculty of Mathematic of the State University of Milan.


18.05.2012
On April 20, 2012 a closing ceremony of the International Online Game “Codebreakers.eu”, devoted to Poznań mathematicians and cryptologists who broke the Enigma code, was held. During the meeting held at the Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań, Marek Woźniak, the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region and Director Jacek Dziuba of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression presented the prizes to the winners.

10.04.2012
Thanks to partner contacts between Brittany and Wielkopolska, the Wielkopolska exhibition "Enigma. Decipher Victory" ("Enigma. Odszyfrować zwycięstwo") at Musée des transmissions- Espace Ferrié in Cesson-Sévigné is being held from 3 April to 11 July. The inauguration of the exhibition was attended by the heads of two regions – Mr Marek Woźniak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region and Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, President of the Regional Council of Brittany.

07.02.2012
Forgotten history of Enigma guarded by secret intelligence services of great superpowers for many years after World War II, beautiful scenery which takes viewers back to pre-war Poland and excellent acting – all this can be seen in the latest episode of the “Mysteries of Poznań” series. The film was produced from resources of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region.

20.12.2011
The web cryptology game, BREAK THE CODE, has just been launched. The www.codebreakers.eu website, where you can learn about secret codes and decode enemy messages, was officially launched on 10 November 2011. 129 teams from across Europe as well as from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Niger, Maroko, Bahrain, India and Argentina are competing in the game.

20.12.2011
Several dozen years ago three young mathematicians from the University of Poznań Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski did the impossible – broke the codes of Enigma, a German cipher machine which was regarded as impossible to be crypto-analysed. For a few years Marek Woźniak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, has been taking actions to make their achievement be remembered. This time, the Marshal with the Chancellor of Adam Mickiewicz University arranged a meeting with Enigma in several sequences held from 10 to 13 November 2011.

02.07.2011
The Marshal Marek Woźniak who on 1 July 2011 welcomed Polish Presidency in the EU during the Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels next day i.e. on 2 July, accompanied by Wim Van de Donk - the Commissioner of the Queen of the Netherlands, solemnly opened an exhibition “The Enigma. Decipher victory” in Breda, the most Polish city in the Netherlands, in the Generaal Maczek Museum.

01.07.2011
A vernissage of “The Enigma. Decipher victory” exhibition was the main event of the ceremony which was organised on 1 July 2011 by the Joint Research Centre, JRC in the town of Ispra in North Italy on the occasion of opening of the Polish Presidency in the Council of the EU, and which was attended by the Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region – Wojciech Jankowiak. “Contemporary history and agreement between nations can be built only on truth which should be proudly shown in the whole Europe,” said the Deputy Marshal Jankowiak during opening of the exhibition devoted to the mathematicians from Poznań who cracked a cipher of the German machine. Thanks to their genius the warfare could be shortened by 2-3 years.

26.01.2011
On 25 January 2011 Marek Woźniak, the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, took part in another – after the December opening in the European Parliament – vernissage of the exhibition called “The Enigma. Decipher victory” in the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Jubelpark 3 – Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, in Brussels. The display, which in December aroused keen interest, was jointly organised by Marek Woźniak – the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, Sławomir Czarlewski – the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium and Dominique Hanson – the Director of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels.

08.12.2010
On 7 December the European Parliament in Brussels hosted a vernissage of the exhibition “The Enigma. Decipher victory” which was organised by Marek Woźniak, the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region in cooperation with the Member of the European Parliament – Konrad Szymański. The vernissage was attended by over 100 representatives of the European Parliament, diplomatic missions accredited to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium as well as by journalists of the Polish and European media. In view of high interest of visitors, the display lasted in Brussels by 16 December and not by 9 December as it had been planned earlier. It recalls lives of Polish mathematicians whose achievements contributed to cracking of codes of the famous German cipher machine. The vernissage included a multimedia lecture of Dr Marek Grajek, an author of one of major monographs on this subject titled “The Enigma. Closer to the truth”.

10.11.2010
The day before the Independence Day the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region Marek Woźniak opened “The Enigma – a step to freedom” exhibition. 15 photograms which made up the exhibition are devoted to Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki, a Wielkopolska Insurgent, a head of a bureau for German ciphers of the Polish Armed Forces, to his family and Polish cryptologists who worked on deciphering of a German code of the cipher machine Enigma. A solemn opening of the exhibition with an open public lecture on Polish contribution to the breaking of German codes included a speech of Dr Marek Grajek, a cryptologist and an author of the book “The Enigma. Closer to the truth”. The Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki was the main organiser of a team of Polish mathematicians comprising Jerzy Różycki, Henryk Zygalski and Marian Rejewski. In 1932 they were the first to crack a code of the Enigma, a German cipher machine. Their success is regarded as the greatest contribution of Poland to victory of the Allies during the 2nd World War.

01.09.2010
During a ceremony on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of outbreak of the 2nd World War and the Polish Army Day in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland at 47 Portland Place in London there was presented an exhibition “The Enigma – a step to free Europe” concerning the German cipher machine Enigma and Maksymilian Ciężki – the main organiser of a team of Polish mathematicians who in 1932 were the first to crack the Enigma’s code. Presentation of the exhibition was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions from all over the world accredited to the Great Britain and representatives of the Polish diaspora. An introductory lecture was given by Marek Grajek - an author of, among others, the book “The Enigma. Closer to the truth”.

15.07.2009
An exhibition devoted to the Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki, a Wielkopolska insurgent, a head of a bureau for German ciphers of the Polish Armed Forces was opened during the Polish Army Day on 19 July 2009 in a museum in the Bletchley Park in the Great Britain. The exhibition referred to last year’s initiative of Marek Woźniak, the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, thanks to which there were brought from England to Poland remains of the Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki.

24.11.2008
On the initiative of Marek Woźniak, the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, to Poland there were brought remains of Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki. A funeral ceremony was held on 23 November 2008 in Szamotuły. Within the ceremony a High Mass was said, concelebrated in St Stanislaus Bishop Collegiate Church. After the mass, a funeral procession set out for a Parish Cemetery in Szamotuły where the Lieutenant Colonel’s remains were buried in the field of Wielkopolska Insurgents. After the funeral ceremony, its participants made for Maksymilian Ciężki Square to take part in unveiling of a monument devoted to the Lieutenant Colonel M. Ciężki. Next, a meeting with history began which was attended by history reconstruction groups - SGRH “Bastion Grolman” and WSH “Historica”.

10.10.2008
A month before planned bringing of remains of Maksymilian Ciężki, from 6 to 10 October 2008 in Szamotuły, there was carried out a Town Game “Cipher Crackers – Szamotuły 2008”. The aim of the activities was to familiarise the young from Szamotuły and its vicinity, and through them also adults and the media, with the figure of the Lieutenant Colonel Maksymilian Ciężki. To the project there were assigned students from final classes of a junior secondary school. In the school year 2008/2009 they took a proficiency test. The capability of logical thinking and putting facts together gained by them during the game could be of use for the above-mentioned exam.