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The GIRCA (Gypsy International Recognition and Compensation Action) is a human rights organization seeking justice on behalf of the Romani people (Gypsies) for the crimes of the Porajmos.[1]

In 2002, GIRCA filed suit against IBM for IBM's involvement with Nazi war crimes.[2] The suit was filed after author Edwin Black provided documentation in his book IBM and the Holocaust that IBM machines were tailored for the Nazis to track their victims, including Gypsies.

In 2006, the Swiss Supreme Court judges dismissed the lawsuit because too much time had elapsed.[3] An earlier Swiss court said the charges against IBM were likely to be sustained.


  1. ^ Fomerand, Jacques (18 February 2014). Historical Dictionary of Human Rights. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-8108-8035-1. 
  2. ^ "Swiss high court rejects Gypsy Holocaust suit versus IBM, cites time limit". The Sydney Morning Herald. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gypsy International Recognition and Compensation Action (GIRCA) v. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)". International Crimes Database. Retrieved 28 December 2014.