Panel approves MARC bill requesting SNCF Holocaust disclosure
Posted: 4:02 pm Fri, March 4, 2011
A bill that could require the French national railroad to fully disclose its role in the Holocaust was passed unanimously by a Senate committee Thursday, setting it up for a vote in the full chamber next week.
The Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee approved SB 479 by an 11-0 vote. SNCF and its subsidiary, Keolis America, argued the bill would effectively bar Keolis from winning a contract to operate a pair of MARC passenger rail lines.
SNCF trains transported 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from the suburbs of Paris to the German border from 1942 to 1944.