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IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black
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Jul 27, 2011

How did the Nazis know where to go to find the Jews? It wasn’t luck—it was technology. IBM provided the technology that enabled the Nazi regime to slaughter millions of people. Would the Holocaust still have happened if IBM hadn’t provided their tabulators to the Third Reich? Certainly. But to such a massive scale? Maybe. If the trains had not been so impeccably scheduled, and the minorities so rapidly censused and processed, the Nazis might have been slowed down a bit. This was a heavy read for someone like me, who rarely reads nonfiction, but it was an eye-opener. I had never thought to ask how the Nazis knew whom to ghettoize or kill.
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