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IBM and the Holocaust
The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation—Expanded Edition
The award-winning, New York Times bestselling shocker—with more than a million copies in print, in 20 languages in 200 editions in 190 countries—detailing IBM's conscious co-planning and co-organizing of the Holocaust for the Nazis, all micromanaged by its president Thomas J Watson directly from New York and later via Paris and other cities. This Expanded Edition offers 37 pages of previously unpublished documents, pictures, internal company correspondence, and other archival materials to produce an even more explosive volume.
First published to extraordinary praise in 2001, this provocative, award-winning international bestseller has stood the test of time as it chronicles the story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany. The Washington Post said the book was “Beyond dispute.” Newsweek called the volume “explosive and stunning.” CNN heralded it as “chilling.” IBM and the Holocaust provides nothing less than a groundbreaking investigation into corporate complicity in genocide. Edwin Black's monumental research exposes how IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling and expediting technologies for the Nazis, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections and exterminations of the 1940s.
America's Corporate Connections to Hitler's Holocaust
The long-awaited wrap-up in a single explosive volume that details pivotal American corporate connections to the Holocaust. The biggest names and crimes are all there: IBM and its facilitation of the identification and accelerated destruction of the Jews; General Motors and its rapid motorization of the German military, enabling the conquest of Europe and the capture of Jews everywhere; Ford Motor Company for its political inspiration; the Rockefeller Foundation for its financing of deadly eugenic science and the program that sent Mengele into Auschwitz; the Carnegie Institution for its proliferation of the concept of race science, racial laws, and the very mathematical formula used to brand the Jews for systematic destruction; and others.
Panzer tanks, Blitz trucks, Ju-88 bombers, torpedoes, land mines, automation, financial help—how America’s most criminal corporation partnered with the Nazis to enable the Reich’s conquest of Europe … and the Holocaust. Automotive historian Marc Rauch joins Edwin.
Twenty years ago this week, IBM and the Holocaust exposed with crystal clarity—backed up with a literal tower of physical documentation—that IBM knowingly organized all six phases of the Holocaust: identification, exclusion, confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and even extermination, all under the micromanagement of its celebrated CEO, Thomas Watson, Sr., operating from his New York office on Madison Avenue, and later through European subsidiaries. IBM has never denied a word of the book.
In his New York Times bestselling investigative book, Edwin Black documented how IBM knowingly organized all six phases of Hitler’s Holocaust: identification, exclusion, confiscation, ghettoization, deportation—and even extermination. Available in many languages in 190 countries, the exhaustive Pulitzer-submitted work has won here and abroad. Edwin answered many of your questions in this topic-specific Ask Me Anything.
Roots of The Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust
The Nazis needed oil. The Arabs wanted the Jews and the British out of Palestine and Iraq. The Mufti of Jerusalem forged a far-ranging alliance with Hitler resulting in the June 1941 Farhud, a Nazi-style pogrom in Baghdad that set the stage for the devastation and expulsion of the Iraqi Jews and ultimately almost a million Jews across the Arab world. The Farhud was the beginning of what became a broad Nazi-Arab alliance in the Holocaust.
This book set off a worldwide movement to remember the Farhud. In 2015, the author and a group he organized proclaimed International Farhud Day at a live global UN event. International Farhud Day is now observed across the world on June 1–2. The author has been invited to ceremonies in the Congress, the British Parliament, the European Parliament, and the Knesset. Hailed by Mideast analyst Walid Phares as “monumental and exhaustively documented,” the revelations about the extensive Arab-Nazi axis triggered a historical reckoning that is still under way.