March 9, 2019
A poster I designed about IBM’s direct role in the Holocaust has gone up across New York, inc opposite the headquarters of IBM North America. The research on which this poster was based on was from Edwin Black’s excellent, yet harrowing book ‘IBM and the Holocaust‘.
Thomas J Watson, CEO of IBM at the time even received a medal from Hitler for his services to the Third Reich. Watson himself directly profited from the Holocaust, taking 1% on all IBM profits. IBM have named one of their current AI projects ‘Watson’ in honour of him.
For unsettling added context, the IBM HQ is neighbours with Trump Tower