Program Details

Enigma: Breaking Hitler's Secret Code

Robert Feeney
Video Catch-up

Course Description

During this one-time program, participants will get to view original Enigma machine parts and learn how the Allied Powers broke Germany’s top-secret coding device. Hear the stories behind Bletchley Park, Alan Turing, and the codebreakers who turned the tide of the war. Along with a PowerPoint presentation, rare and original artifacts will be on display. Join Feeney as he draws on his own experiences as a public historian, archaeologist, and reenactor, for a fascinating presentation combined with a collection of unique historical artifacts, museum-quality replicas, and images taken on his world travels.

About the Instructor

  • Robert Feeney is currently Assistant to Special Collections at FAU’s S.E. Wimberly Library. His passion for history has taken him to 17 different countries and to experience such adventures as visiting headhunting tribes in Amazonian Ecuador, excavating dinosaurs in the American West, and retracing the steps of Lawrence of Arabia in modern day Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan. He has worked as a SCUBA diving instructor, high school history teacher, and professional archaeologist. He is a member of the famed Explorer’s Club of New York.