IBM and the Holocaust

Michael B. Brutman mbbrutman-cctalk at
Tue Feb 13 18:31:42 CST 2007

Grant Stockly wrote:
> Has anyone here read this book by Edwin Black?
> I have.  I was wondering what everyone else thought about it.
> The book makes me hate things like paper...
> I'm not trying to stir anything up here.  I don't blame IBM as a company 
> or dislike any of its products because of it.  But reading the book was 
> sure an eye opening experience.  I just wanted to start the discussion 
> for now.  I don't have time right now to write anything decent right now.
> Grant

I've not read that book, but I have read some of the stories on how IBM 
provided machinery to the Nazis.

On the other hand, I've also read some of the stories (MIT Press: IBM's 
Early Computers) on how IBM cooperated with the US Department of War, 
and how IBM built a lot of neat things to support the US military.

Technology is neutral.

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