A Swiss court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Gypsy leaders claiming that IBM expertise helped the Nazis commit mass murder. A judge in Geneva said Tuesday that the court lacked jurisdiction to handle the claim. The lawsuit, which was filed after a book by journalist Edwin Black alleged that IBM technology helped make the Nazi killing machine more efficient, sued for “moral reparations and $20,000 each on behalf of four Gypsies, or Roma, who were killed during World War II.” A lawyer for the plaintiffs said he planned to appeal.
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