As the brave activists and employees of tech companies have come out to stand up for #NoTech4ICE, we must remember that willingness of technology companies to choose profits over morality has been a tradition that has led to some of the worst atrocities in human history.
But IBM's help was indispensable for a regime that was planning on industrial efficiency to catalogue and kill Jews.
"IBM... hired thousands and thousands of census takers...
All the information was all brought into one warehouse in Berlin, centralised. Day and night these paper forms were punched into special IBM coding machines.."
But that's not all.
3 was death by natural causes.
4 was execution.
5 was suicide.
6 was “special treatment” in gas chambers.
IBM maintained and created these codes. They also trained staff, printed cards, maintained the systems. They helped with every step.
In other words, #NeverAgainIsNow.