Artifact Details

Title

Habdank-Kolaczkowska, Diana oral history

Catalog Number

102746748

Type

Text

Date

2013-08-20

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Media Producer
Habdank-Kolaczkowska, Diana, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

16 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

In this interview Diana Habdank-Kolaczkowska briefly discusses her work at the Bletchley Park codebreaking center during World War II. She was a colleague of Alan Turing’s, with whom she spent the occasional evening listening to records, and speaks about him and his work in the 1940s. Still guided by the Official Secrets Act she signed when a young woman at Bletchley park, Habdank-Kolaczkowska speaks cautiously about her work and then only in general terms.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Bletchley Park; Churchill, Winston; Turing, Alan M.; Girton College; Cambridge University; Enigma (Computer); Colossus (Computer); Bombe; Hut 8

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X6944.2014