Scripps-Howard news service writes:

The goal of creating a “master race” originated not with Adolph Hitler and the Nazis of World War II, but with the intellectual and financial elite of the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, a best-selling author says.

American eugenics funded and founded Nazi eugenics,” said Edwin Black, an investigative reporter and author of the newly released War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race.

Black, who is Jewish and whose parents were Holocaust survivors, is best known for writing the 2001 international bestseller IBM and the Holocaust, which uncovered the Nazi government’s use of IBM punch-card technology to efficiently execute its “final solution” of genocide of the Jews.

Black is currently on tour promoting his new book—he’s in Florida this week, and will be off to California, early next.