10 Nazi Inventions Still in Use Today

Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world’s first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded as the inventor of the modern computer. He founded one of the earliest computer businesses in 1941, producing the Z4, which became the world’s first commercial computer. Much of his early work was financed by his family and commerce, but after 1939 he was given resources by the Nazi German government.