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IBM's Role in the Holocaust -- What the New Documents Reveal

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From the first moments of the Hitler regime in 1933, IBM used its exclusive punch card technology and its global monopoly on information technology to organize, systematize, and accelerate HitlerâEUR(TM)s anti-Jewish program,


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AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1065)
Monday August 8, 2016, 2:51 pm
This is why I will have nothing to do with IBM products. I am a keen watcher of Jeopardy and it so hurt to see Alex Trebec praising the machine named in honor of the king of anti-Semites, IBM's Chairman Thomas Watson. Watson systematically worked with the Nazis to organize all phases of the final Solution for Europe's Jews in World War II>He helped spread vicious lies about AMerican Jewry at every turn too.

MmAway M (520)
Monday August 8, 2016, 3:03 pm
Holy Poop, you mean IBM was around then?

Tried to note your news 5 times not taking Cal.

I hated IBM when they pushed out the personal computer for $7,000 in 1982 or 1983.

Freya H (345)
Monday August 8, 2016, 3:08 pm
IBM ain't the only fish in this sea--

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday August 8, 2016, 3:10 pm
IBM have been around for a long time.
I worked for them, when my company at the time outsourced to them just before the Millenium.

They're a great example of a dodgy technological company, who deceive clients and extract the life force out of employees.

. (0)
Monday August 8, 2016, 3:28 pm
Noted & posted. So were Ford, GM, Chase Manhattan [Rockefeller], Standard Oil [Rockefeller's crowning jewel], ITT, JP Morgan Bank, Davis Oil [von Clemm Brothers stooge], American I.G. = I.G. Farben, Shell Oil.
Even Kresge's was still operating in France when it was liberated.

MmAway M (520)
Monday August 8, 2016, 3:38 pm
Can the USA be Liberated from all CORPORATE ....?????

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 8, 2016, 4:22 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
It is terrible that Watson wasn't charged with war crimes at the very least. And, IBM should've been dismantled at that time and not allowed to grow into the corporation that they did. And, the companies that Michael K. listed in his comments should have also been 'taken down' along with their executives.
History was whitewashed and criminals allowed to go free.

Dawnie W (250)
Monday August 8, 2016, 10:19 pm
❤️Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday August 8, 2016, 11:32 pm
Bob misses the point again.

Re-read the article again, then re-read Cal's, Michael's and Lois' posts again, and try to understand what's being conveyed.

Stella G (403)
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 7:02 am
Unfortunately noted.
Thanks Cal

Walter F (128)
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 9:19 pm
Like you Cql I boycott IBM products,'unfortunately we are few in number and not missed.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 11:18 pm
With the debate over man vs. machine, IBM built a machine, Deep Blue, specifically designed to play chess, and challenged the then world chess champion, Garry Kasparov to a match.

Deep Blue won the match, and IBM promptly dismantled the computer, their point apparently proven.

Point being, corporate companies, and the people who support this kind of egoistic challenge, like to compete and win. A former colleague of mine who worked with me at IBM, said, "winning is everything," and he would routinely invent issues at home to claim on insurance and other such crap. He got on well at IBM.

pam w (139)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:58 am
Sadly, a LOT of people/organizations admired and even helped the beginning. But...what's done is done. We need to make judgments on what's happening today...not seventy years ago.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 9:39 am
Noted, Thank you

Janet B (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 12:20 pm

Debra Y (5)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 12:32 pm
thank you interesting

John D (50)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 1:00 pm
All for business/money... wow not much to say!

Marija M (25)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 2:05 pm
noted, thank you

Stan B (123)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 2:13 pm
I agree with Darren on this one. Cal's article is based on " newly released documents "and is very relevant today.

I didn't know about any of this but will never buy another I.B.M. product.
Thanks for the info, Cal.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 2:39 pm
This is not news. It has long been known that IBM was involved in the Holocaust as were other American. Charles Lindberg was also a fanatical anti-Semite along with Ford and others.

Trish K (29)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 2:55 pm
It will always make me very sad to see people hating one another.
If the world had the courage to take a DNA test they would find out who they really are and where they came from. Self loathing and hatred may be re-thought.

Julie W (33)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:10 pm
Bob H, there are still holocaust deniers out there, so any newly released documents should be discussed. Your last comment to Darren is silly and childish. You may disagree with him, but there is no need to be rude.

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:55 pm
Interesting article TYFS

Suzanne L (89)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 11:35 pm
IBM wasn't the only company involved with Hitler and the Nazi's. Hugo Boss designed the intimidating uniforms of the SS as well as the drabber brown shirts of the SA and the Hitler Youth. Volkswagen designed the Beetle at Hitler’s behest and churned them out using slave labor. IBM designed the punch cards that were used to systematize the extermination of people by race and class. These weren’t the only companies that acted in collusion with the Nazis — other global businesses still recognizable today also participated, such as the Chase Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase). One of its major shareholders, J.D. Rockefeller, directly funded Nazi eugenics experiments before the war. Chase also froze the accounts of French Jews in occupied France before the Nazis had even gotten around to asking them to complete that task

Henry Ford was a notorious anti-Semite, publishing a collection of articles under the charming title, The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem. Ford sponsored his own newspaper which he used as a propaganda piece, blaming the Jews for World War I, and in 1938 he received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the highest medal Nazi Germany awarded to foreign citizens.

Ford even sponsored his own newspaper which he used as a propaganda piece, blaming the Jews for World War I, and in 1938 he received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the highest medal Nazi Germany awarded to foreign citizens. Ford’s German operation produced a third of the militarized trucks used by the German army during the war, with much of the labor done by prisoners. Ford may have used forced labor as early as 1940 — when the American arm of the company still had complete control.

Random House, Bantam Books and Doubleday published propaganda and Nazi literature such as “Sterilization and Euthanasia: A Contribution to Applied Christian Ethics.” They also published works by Will Vesper, who had given a rousing speech at the book-burning in 1933.

Kodak's German branch used slave labor during World War 11, and Kodak’s subsidiaries in neutral European countries did brisk business with the Nazis, providing them with a market for their goods and valuable foreign currency. What’s more, Kodak wasn’t just making cameras; they expanded into the manufacture of triggers, detonators and other military goods for the Germans.

Fanta, a tasty orange-flavored drink, was originally designed specifically for the Nazis. Ingredients for cola were difficult to import, so the manager of Coca-Cola’s German operation, Max Keith, came up with Fanta that could be made with available ingredients.

The Bayer Company (as in Bayer aspirin) Bayer, was notorious for its origins as a sub-division of the manufacturer that made the Zyklon B gas used in the Nazi exterminationgas chambers. It isn’t the only pharmaceutical company with skeletons in its closet. Ciba and Sandoz merged to form Novartis, which manufactured dyes, drugs and chemicals for the Nazis during the war. Novartis has owned up to its culpability and tried to make amends in the manner of other complicit firms by contributing $15 million towards a Swiss fund for compensation to the victims of the Nazis.

In 2000, Nestlé paid over $14.5 million into a fund to try to deal with claims of slave labor suffered at their hands from Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations. Nestle admitted it acquired a company in 1947 that had used forced labor during the war and has also stated that “[It] is either certain or it may be assumed that some corporations of the Nestlé Group that were active in countries controlled by the Nazi regime employed forced laborers.” Nestlé helped with the financing of a Nazi party in Switzerland in 1939 and ended up winning a lucrative contract, supplying the entire chocolate needs of the German army during World War II.
IBM is hardly alone in this, nor is it the worst. Bayer, Nestle, Novartis, Coca Cola, Kodak, Ford, Random House Publishing, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, and Hugo Boss all collaborated with and facilitated the Nazi regime and its goals, including the elimination of the Jews..


Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 11:57 pm
Thanks Cal

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday August 11, 2016, 12:04 am
Thanks for the additional informative material, Suzanne.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Thursday August 11, 2016, 1:25 am

Not much to add as Michael Kirby and Suzanne Site Problems have said it all ... there are plenty of more companies as well as rich individuals to be listed (incl. ardent Zionists) on the "helping the Hitler regime" list.

What saddens me and makes me at times upset is the absolute brushing-over and the silence with respect to the other approx. 5 Million non-Jews - of which some 1.8 Million Roma! - who suffered under the very same conditions and were equally killed during the very same Nazi Holocaust. I will always remember them too and mention them in the same breath. We should stop modeling history according to our needs.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday August 11, 2016, 11:18 am
Noted, Thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday August 12, 2016, 3:47 am
TY Cal.

addy J (1)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 1:25 am
noted ,thanks for caring

harry k (0)
Sunday August 14, 2016, 7:03 am
interesting information

Barbara A (0)
Saturday September 24, 2016, 6:06 pm
thank you for sharing

Philippa Powers (10)
Monday October 10, 2016, 2:24 am
Noted. IBM should be ashamed.
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