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Gov. O’Malley signs bill requiring SNCF to disclose Holocaust role

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a first-of-its-kind bill that will require the French rail company SNCF to disclose its role in transporting Holocaust victims to concentration camps if the company seeks a contract to provide train service in the state.

O’Malley signed the bill Thursday in Annapolis. He is describing the measure as an example of thinking globally and acting locally to help ensure the atrocities of the Holocaust won’t be forgotten or repeated.

Leo Bretholz, a 90-year-old Pikesville resident who escaped from a SNCF train in 1942, says he hopes other states will follow the Maryland legislation.

The measure will require any company pursuing a contract to provide MARC commuter rail service to disclose activity in transporting people to Nazi death camps during World War II.

2 comments

  1. SYLVAN FINKELSTEIN

    why deal with the french they hate us to..and really marty
    do you honestly think there going to give u accurate info
    on how these all took part in the holocaust get real man
    smell the roses or what ever else you wish to smell

  2. This is pure tokenism by MOM. You think he really give a damn about this? Think again, he only thinks of himself and what he has to gain from the little things he does.