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IBM and the Holocaust : the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation

Author: Edwin Black
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"IBM and the Holocaust is the story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany - beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black, Edwin.
IBM and the Holocaust.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©2001
(OCoLC)606518479
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Black
ISBN: 0609607995 9780609607992 0375431241 9780375431241
OCLC Number: 45896166
Description: 519 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Numbered people --
The IBM-Hitler intersection --
Identifying the Jews --
The IBM-Nazi Alliance --
A Nazi medal for Watson --
War cards --
Deadly count --
With Blitzkrieg efficiency --
The Dehomac Revolt --
The struggle to stay in the Axis --
France and Holland --
IBM and the War --
Extermination --
The spoils of genocide, I --
The spoils of genocide, II.
Responsibility: Edwin Black.
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"IBM and the Holocaust is the story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany - beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the 1940s." "Only after Jews were identified - a massive and complex task that Hitler wanted done immediately - could they be targeted for efficient asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved labor, and, ultimately, annihilation. It was a cross-tabulation and organizational challenge so monumental, it called for a computer. Of course, in the 1930s, no computer existed." "But IBM's Hollerith punch card technology did exist. Aided by the company's custom-designed and constantly updated Hollerith systems, Hitler was able to automate his persecution of the Jews. Historians have always been amazed at the speed and accuracy with which the Nazis were able to identify and locate European Jewry. Until now, the pieces of this puzzle have never been fully assembled. The fact is, IBM technology was used to organize nearly everything in Germany and then Nazi Europe, from the identification of the Jews in censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing programs to the running of railroads and organizing of concentration camp slave labor." "IBM and the Holocaust takes you through the carefully crafted corporate collusion with the Third Reich, as well as the structured deniability of oral agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva intermediaries - all undertaken as the newspapers blazed with accounts of persecution and destruction."--BOOK JACKET.

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