IBM and the Holocaust

Author Edwin Black’s 2001 revelations (IBM and the Holocaust) are irrefutable: under Thomas J. Watson’s close management, IBM organized and greatly accelerated all six phases of the Holocaust: identification, exclusion, asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and even extermination.  With its advanced punch card technology, IBM conducted the census and identified Jews, religious or not, made the railroads run on time, and pinpointed Jewish bank accounts.  Every concentration camp had its own IBM customer site.  IBM founder Thomas Watson micro-manged IBM’s 12-year relationship with Nazi Germany from the first day of the Third Reich until its final hours.  As noted in the Binghamton, New York Reporter on April 20, students at the Binghamton University, located a stone’s throw from IBM’s original home, are pushing to immediately remove Watson’s name from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering.  (Note: Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs is a former publisher of the Reporter and a summer 1974 IBM college student employee.)

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