Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing (23rd June 1912 – 7th June 1954) was a homosexual who holidayed in European countries near the Iron Curtain. He was investigated for “acts of gross indecency” after he revealed he had had a male lover in his house. Turning attended Cambridge University during the same period as the Cambridge spies returning again in 1939 to attend lectures given by Ludwig Wittgenstein. A year prior in 1938 Turing sponsored two Jewish itinerant children from Austria and helped educate them in the UK. During WWII Turing was working at Bletchley Park at the same time as John Cairncross, a Bolshevik spy who was passing enigma secrets to the soviets and one of the people, together with Victor Rothschild, suspected as the fifth man in the Cambridge spy ring. With a consummate desire to depose Caucasoid Europe the list of Jews at Bletchley Park is long: Walter Ettinghausen (Eytan), who would eventually establish Israel’s Foreign Ministry and serve as its first director general; his brother Ernest, Joseph Gillis, a founder of the Weizmann Institute; Max Newman, Irving John “Jack” Good, Nakdimon Doniach, Bernard Scott, Michael Cohen, and Morris Hoffman. The last surviving member of Turing’s code cracking team was another Cambridge connection the Jew Rolf Noskwith who died in Britain on January 3rd 2017, at the age of 97. His homosexual proclivities and unorthodox activities produced a delicate mental state leading Turing to became a patient of the Jewish psychiatrist Dr Franz Greenbaum in 1952 and later became a friend of the family. A rare postcard sent in 1953 from Turing and addressed to Dr Franz Greenbaum features an illuminated manuscript from Flavius Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews. Turing’s apparent suicide on 7th June 1954 neatly ties up loose ends for the authorities, however, given his lifestyle and the company he sought this is now questionable.

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