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Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD) 1

This pages gives an overview of the cipher machines that were used in Germany in the period before, during and after World War II. Note that from 1949 to 1990, East-Germany was separated from West-Germany and became known as the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) or DDR and is dealt with on a separate page.

Immediately after WWII, Germany was not allowed to develop its own high-end cipher machines, but this was dropped gradually over time. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Germany was reunited in 1990 and is now known as the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD). 1
Current German Coat of Arms. Image via Wikipedia [1].

  1. English: Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).

German cipher systems on this website
Discret, an early typewrite with cipher capabilities Enigma cipher machines Siemens T-52 Geheimschreiber Lorenz SZ-40/42 cipher machine Schlüsselgerät 41 (Hitlermühle) German WWII phone scrambler Reservehandverfahren (manual backup procedure)
STG-61 hand-held cipher machine (CD-57 clone)
H-54 pin-wheel cipher machine (CX-52 clone) Reverse Caesar cipher disc Reihenschieber (RS)
FS-5000 (Harpoon) radio station with crypto for stay-behind organisations ELCROVOX, ELCROTEL, ELCRODAT, ELCROBIT and ELCROMUX Cipher machines built by Siemens & Halske ANT Nachrichtentechnik (formerly: Telefunken, now: Selex)
Rohde & Schwarz
Telesecurity Timmann
Lorenz Mixer (LoMi)
  1. Wikipedia, Germany
    Retrieved May 2016.
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