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February 1, 2002
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Some Gypsies are suing IBM in a Swiss court for the alleged role the company’s punch cards played in Nazi murders during World War II. A controversial book published last year, “IBM and the Holocaust,” argues that the custom-built IBM technology helped the Nazis make their wartime killing more efficient. IBM says it is not responsible for the link because its German subsidiary was taken over by the Nazis during the war.

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