Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

September 2, 2004
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

IBM asked a Swiss court to block a lawsuit claiming the country’s punch-card machine helped the Nazis murder Gypsies. The lawsuit, filed by a Gypsy group, follows a 2001 book by Edwin Black arguing that the punch cards helped the Nazis make their killing operation more efficient. IBM says its German subsidiary was taken over by the Nazis before World War II and that it had no control over how IBM machines were used by the Nazis.

Recommended from JTA