Joe asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

IBM and The Holocaust?

What was the frist step in the Nazi treatment of the German Jewish population. This task required massive data sorting:

identification

confiscation

deportation

ghettoization

The Final Solution was the Nazi terminology for the effecient transportation of their Jewish captives.

A) True

B) False

IBM would print the list of who was or was not Jewish in any city based on their own data.

A) True

B) False

Why did IBM so clearly relish this project?

They were full of anti-semites.

profits

They were pissed FDR tried to tell them how to run their business.

cheese

Hitler made them do it

Less than 54 Hollerith machines ever appeared in Germany.

A) True

B) False

Hitler was the first leader ever to be obsessed with the destruction of the Jewish population.

A) True

B) False

Who was required to maintain and upgrade the Hollerith machines?

Nazi workers

IBM

Hollerith himself

Jewish prisoners

The punch card and card sorting system allowed Hitler and the Nazi regime to sort the large amount of data that their mission required.

A) True

B) False

What year did Black start searching for answers?

The task of economic disnefrnachisement and ghettoization required large amounts of data sorting.

A) True

B) False

What concept emergence does this book chronicle?

IBMs hatred for the Jewish people of Euurope.

Massively organized information.

cheese consumption on France

Mike Beeardslee's grandmothers life

Der Fuhrers whimisical attitude.

The Holocaust required that many professions viloated their ethics or defiled their craft.

A) True

B) False

Which of the following is NOT true about IBM's involvement/role with the Nazi's and the Holocaust?

designed the technology needed to assist.

killing in the camps.

supplying staff to handle data.

providing equipment to sort the data

WHat evidence did Black offer to prove that extermination could have been relatively IBM free:

<pick all 3 that apply>

death marches

Hollerith D-11

simple bullet

Cheese

Data Cards

massacres

IBM NY understood that it was dealing with the higher levels of the Nazi regime.

A) True

B) False

IBM was founded in 1896 as a:

compnay designed to create a computer.

book publishing firm.

storehouse of art.

census tabulating company.

Black believes the Holocaust would not have occurred witthout IBM.

A) True

B) False

What is the code word IBM used for making sales quotas?

Black worked on this book alone

A) True

B) False

What newspaper did Black quote most frequently?

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Berlin Chronicle

Newark Star Ledger

New York Times

The research for this project was rather simple and Black had no issues collating the data.

A) True

B) False

This book suggest that IBM's involvement was unconscious.

A) True

B) False

IBM allowed the Nazis and the SS to collate lists for deportation very quickly.

A) True

B) False

The Nazi data lust was to both count and identify the Jews.

A) True

B) False

IBM truly struggled with the issues created by supplying the Nazi regime.

A) True

B) False

Why did IBM seem to enjoy this project?

Cheese

they were loving the travel to Germany.

Hitler made them do it.

they relished in the challenge of seeing what their technology could do

Once the Jewish population was identified, the Reich then captured the Jewish assets and were deoprted to:

ghettos

work camps

death camps

Black wants readers to skip around this book and self-select passages to be read.

A) True

B) False

Card sorting operations were extablished in every major concentration camp.

A) True

B) False

The best modern comparison (offered by Black) for the IBM:Nazi relationship is the relationship between a teacher and his students.

A) True

B) False

Please select the two men central to the process of IBM and the Nazi's working together?

Beardslee & Watson

Hitler & Der Fuhrer

Black & Hitler

Watson & Hitler

Bisaga & Black

IBM was willing to custom designed cards and machines for the Reich.

A) True

B) False

IBM set-up branch offices through out Nazi controlled Europe.

A) True

B) False

Black approached this projet as a grandiose investigation of corporate conduct.

A) True

B) False

Automation greatly enhanced Hitler's ability to presecute and exterminate the Jews.

A) True

B) False

As we became more entrenched in the Age of Information, the interest in the data sorting capabilities of the NAzis became more easily explored.

A) True

B) False

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  • 9 years ago
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    Best to read it all for yourself in

    Black, Edwin - IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation. New York: Crown Publishers: 2001

    and if you cannot answer all the questions above, proceed to read sources cited by Black in his Bibliography.

    Otherwise this is too engaging an enterprise to anticipate strangers on the internet to do on your behalf.

  • beyke
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i'm no longer a believer yet I would desire to assert that this is nicely sickening to examine yet another accusation approximately Catholics having any further to do with the holocaust than their protestant or atheist brothers in Germany. Do you have any concept what share Catholic (and Protestant) clergy have been martyred with the aid of the Nazis? recover from it.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Do your own work - cheater!

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