posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 06:54 AM
By Jonathan Fowler in Geneva
June 22, 2004
"A SWISS court has cleared the way for Gypsy campaigners to sue IBM over allegations that the computer company's expertise helped the Nazis commit
mass murder more efficiently, the plaintiffs' lawyer said today.
The Nazis are believed to have killed around 600,000 Gypsies along with 6 million Jews. Although Gypsy groups say the number of Gypsies killed could
have been as high as 1.5 million.
"It does not appear inconsistent to conclude that the respondent (IBM) facilitated the task of the Nazis in their committing of crimes against
humanity - acts which were counted and codified by IBM machines," said the court ruling.