Sunday, February 9, 2014
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM' s strategic alliance with Nazi Germany
IBM and the Holocaust (Read The Entire Book Here Online) You won't be able to put it down once you start. IBM was the real killing machine the nazis used to murder millions
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany.
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning 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
Iabor, 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 svstems, 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 assem-bled. 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 organiz-ing of concentration camp slave labor.
IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed complex solutions, one by one, anticipating the Reich's needs. They did not merely sell the machines and walk away. Instead, IBM leased these machines for high fees and became the sole source of the billions of punch cards Hitler needed.
IBM and the Holocaust takes you through the careful ly crafted corporate collusion with the Third Reich, as well as the structured deniability of oral
agreements, undated letters, and the Geneva interme diaries—all undertaken as the newspapers blazed with accounts ot persecution and destruction.
Just as compelling is the human drama of one of our century's greatest minds, IBM founder Thomas Watson, who cooperated with the Nazis for the sake of profit.
Only with IBM's technologic assistance was Hitler able to achieve the staggering numbers of the Holocaust. Edwin Black has now uncovered one of the last great mysteries of Germany's war against the Jews - how did Hitler get the names?
IBM and the Holocaust (Read The Entire Book Here Online) You won't be able to put it down once you start.
"My parents are Holocaust survivors, uprooted from their homes in Poland. My mother escaped from a boxcar en route to Treblinka, was shot,
and then buried in a shallow mass grave. My father had already run away from a guarded line of Jews and discovered her leg protruding from the
snow. By moonlight and by courage, these two escape es survived against the cold, the hunger, and the Reich."
(Hitler had two kinds of shock troops or blitzkrieg troops. There were hitler's intellectual shock troops and the blitskrieg troops. The intellectual shock troops worked with IBM to tabulate people, equipment and everything else.
The reason hitler was so successful using the blitzkrieg storm troopers was IBM, its machines and punch cards. The nazis used the IBM computer technology of the day to move their shock troops. The nazis used computer technology in the form of punch cards to murder the jews.
The reason german troops were so efficient was IBM. They wanted the world to think it was because they were superior in organizing a killing machine.
IBM was the real killing machine the nazis used to murder millions.) Story Reports