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Rozycki, Zyglaski and Rejewski

This article is part of our series “Vocate’s Wall of Fame”. Each person described in the series is someone who has inspired the Vocate team and who we believe represents what “unlocking human potential” means. Quite literally, the Wall of Fame exists in our office (printed out images framed on the wall) and every week we vote on a new honoree.

Rozycki, Zyglaski and Rejewski composed the ingenious team that decrypted the Nazi enigma machine. The enigma machine was the apparatus responsible for early Nazi success during WWII – as its highly sophisticated and challenging codes allowed the Germans to transmit critical strategies secretly. These men were selected from an extremely qualified and intelligent group of mathematicians, cryptologists, and engineers. They spent exhaustive and frustrating years in Bletchley Park deciphering the enigma machine, and then carefully selecting certain transmissions to share with British intelligence. This mission was top secret, and it was until decades that the world learned of their heroism.

Their relentlessness in the pursuit of saving the world from evil greatly facilitated the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II. This group of men exhibited tremendous teamwork and intelligence. Furthermore, their skills altered history to achieve peace and equality. Faced with many setbacks, these men demonstrated great determination in the pursuit of preserving humanity.

For more information, follow this link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28167071

Liza Lindgren

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