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Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by Erich Hartmann, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. Erich Hartmann

    Erich Hartmann Member

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    So what does everyone here think about Big Blue's potential role in aid to the Nazis?? I am currently with IBM and saw the book on sale the other day so I might pick it up this weekend.
     
  2. Otto

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    From what I understand, IBM had no connection to the Holocaust other than selling machines to Germany. Looks like another author attempting to sell books by a spurious scoop.
     
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    I don't know anything about IBM's contribution to Germany but I do know after my grandfather immigrated to the U.S., he had a job lined up with IBM. There were also other former Nazi's working there. That I do know.

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    I havent heard anything about this before. I agree with Otto, its probably just another trying to start something and to make a quick buck in the process.
     
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    Carl, if you want to know more, there is a news post in the ww2 news section on the front page of WW2N.com, it links to a whole article.
     
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    Thanks Otto, i will check into it.
     
  7. Erich Hartmann

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    I am slowly reading thru an entire book on the subject, and it is a bunch of garbage! It is based entirely on speculation, rumors, and one-off examples of IBM machinery being in the right place at the right time. It is like saying: "Hitler once drank coca-cola". Truly a borderline comedy read!
     

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