Museum of World War II: Enigma, Wrapped in a Paradox, Inside an Exhibit

Sometimes the truth behind the lovely lies of the movies is closer than you think. If you’ve seen “The Imitation Game,” the multi-Oscar-nominated World War II drama about mathematician-cryptographer Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), you know the story line hinges on the Enigma machine, Nazi Germany’s code-maker and a piece of hardware that looks like a typewriter possessed by Satan. But did you know that starting on Saturday you can see and play with one of eight actual Enigma machines — the largest collection in the United States outside of the National Security Agency — at the Museum of World War II in Natick?

Wait a minute. There’s a Museum of World War II in Natick?

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