Abridged Encyclopedia of World War 2  
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  Zeitzler, Kurt - (1895 - 1963) Zeitzler was a German military officer who rose to the rank of Colonel General. Zeitzler was most prominent for being the Chief of the Army General Staff from September 1942 to July 1944.  
  Zhukov, Georgy K. - (1896 - 1974) Zhukov was a Russian career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War 2, played a pivotal role in leading the Red Army through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the Axis Powers' occupation and conquer Germany's capital, Berlin. He is the most decorated general in the history of the Russian Empire, the Russian Federation and the Soviet Union.  
  Zog - (1895 - 1961) Zog I, Skanderbeg III was King of Albania when it was taken over by the Italians in April, 1939. King Zog and most of his family would live in exile for the rest of their lives as Albania was taken over by communists after World War 2.  
  Zygalski, Henryk - (1908- 1978) Zygalski was a Polish mathematician and cryptologist who worked at breaking German Enigma ciphers before and during World War 2. In late 1938, in response to growing complexities in German encryption procedures, Zygalski designed the "perforated sheets," also known as "Zygalski sheets," a manual device for finding Enigma settings.  

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