Weltnachrichten – AU – Divers find Nazi Enigma Device searching for fishing nets in the Baltic Sea


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Madeline Chambers
4th. December 2020

German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have come across a rare Enigma cipher machine that was used by the Nazi military during World War II and that they believe may have gone overboard from a sunk submarine was thrown.

The underwater archaeologist Florian Huber believed to have discovered a typewriter entangled in a net on the seabed of Gelting Bay and quickly recognized the historical significance of the find.

« I’ve made many exciting and strange discoveries in the past 20 years. But I never thought that one day we would find one of the legendary Enigma machines, ”said Huber.

The Nazi military used the machines to send and receive classified messages during World War II, but British cryptographers cracked the code and helped the Allies gain an advantage in the naval battle for control of the Atlantic.

At the Bletchley Park Codebreaking Center, a British team led by Alan Turing is credited with deciphering the code, shortening the war and saving many thousands of lives.

Shortly before Germany’s surrender in May 1945, the crews of around 50 submarines or submarines followed orders to sink their ships in Gelting Bay near the Danish border so as not to hand them over to the Allies. The destruction of encryption devices was part of the order.

« We suspect that our Enigma went overboard in the course of this event, » said Huber from the Kiel-based company Submaris, which leads underwater research missions.

Overall, the Germans sank more than 200 of their submarines in the North and Baltic Seas at the end of the war.

The Enigma device, which looks like a typewriter, consisted of a keyboard and wheels that encrypted messages. Although several hundred thousand machines have been made, only a few hundred are known. They are being auctioned for tens of thousands of euros.

The find that divers made on behalf of the WWF to find abandoned fishing nets that endanger life in the sea will be given to the Archaeological Museum in Schleswig. (Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Shellfish such as scallops, clams, and oysters – clams – easily incorporate tiny metal specifications into their tissues and clams.

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