Award-winning investigative author Edwin Black will chronicle IBM's robust 12-year alliance with Nazi Germany detailing how the company co-planned and co-organized the Holocaust. Black will be main speaker at the Southern Methodist University's Embrey Human Rights Program in Dallas. As he typically does, the author promises to present irrefutable documents.
Black has established a track-record of riveting sessions documenting the conscious involvement of IBM in co-planning and co-organizing all six phases of Hitler's Holocaust: 1) identification; 2) exclusion; 3) confiscation; 4) ghettoization; 5) deportation and 6) even extermination. The infamous Auschwitz tattoo began as an IBM number. IBM's program of genocide facilitation, purely for profit, was first exposed in Black's international and New York Times best-selling book, IBM and the Holocaust, now with more than a million copies in print in 14 languages in 80 countries. The author has garnered numerous awards for the work and speaks on the topic at campuses and Holocaust museums across the United States and overseas. Despite being flooded by more than a decade of requests from media and communal leaders, IBM has never denied the details of the book.
Newsweek called the book "explosive" and "stunning." The Washington Post's review proclaimed the book was "beyond dispute." Der Spiegel declared the work "devastating."
SMU has reserved a ballroom at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center for Black's presentation, which is expected to attract hundreds of students, faculty from SMU and nearby schools, as well as members of the Dallas community. Before the SMU event, Black will tour the Dallas Holocaust Museum and meet with its leadership. Black's Dallas event kicks off the author's latest multicity tour.
In October, Black delivered seven presentations to campus, congregation, and community during a three-day stint in Seattle and Tacoma. His keynote for the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, "How IBM Organized the Holocaust--Lessons Learned," was sponsored by Verizon, Comcast and a host of financial organizations, technology companies, and law firms in association with the Washington State Bar Association and the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
Black appears at hundreds of campus and community events annually. Within recent months, he has addressed three legislatures: the United States House of Representatives on eugenics, the North Carolina Legislature on eugenics, and the European Parliament on IBM's role in the Holocaust. For further information on Black's appearances, go here
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