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“Enigma – Decipher Victory” exhibition in the city of Marian Rejewski


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.


Over fifty people, including Polish senator Jan Rulewski as well as representatives of the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region and of the City of Bydgoszcz, participated in the grand opening ceremony of the exhibition which took place on 7 March 2013. Exposition will be displayed in Exploseum – DAG Fabrik Bromberg War Technology Center, which constitutes a branch of the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz.

A little reminder: Polish version of the exhibition was created in 2012 thanks to the co operation of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region with the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, pursuing the initiative of organizing the exhibition on 17 October 2013 in the Upper House of the Polish Parliament in order to accompany passing a special Resolution by the Senate of the Republic of Poland to honour the memory of Polish cryptologists – Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski – and their contribution to the fight against fascism. Since 2010 English version of the exhibition has been travelling around museums and EU institutions in Europe. Its Italian equivalent has been displayed in Italy since 2011.

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Exploseum - DAG Fabrik Bromberg War Technology Center www.exploseum.pl was created thanks to the measures from the Regional Operational Programme of Kujawsko Pomorskie Voivodeship 2007-2013 and is said to constitute one of the biggest attractions of the Wielkopolska neighboring region. Exploseum was built on the grounds of one of the most important armament complexes built by the Third Reich during Word War II (towards the end of 1944 6,4% of all the gunpowder produced for the needs of German army was manufactured in DAG Fabrik Bromberg). In factory buildings, stripped of equipment by the Red Army, are located museum expositions devoted to the issues related to the history of the concern, history of explosive materials and forced labor on the Third Reich territory, as well as a special exhibition devoted to the activity of Red Army on Polish grounds.