Scherbius and the Enigma. Political, Economic and Military Conditions
Keywords:Arthur Scherbius, Enigma, Chiffriermaschinen AG, Reichswehr
AbstractIn 1917, the German War Ministry commissioned Arthur Scherbius to invent a cipher machine. The early history of the device was determined by political and economic disasters. The Enigma was taken up by dubious businessmen in 1920. In 1925 that ended in a catastrophe.
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