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House OKs MARC legislation

ANNAPOLIS – The House of Delegates Monday approved legislation that would force the French national railroad to publish records regarding its role in the Holocaust in order for its subsidiary to win a MARC train contract. The compromise legislation, which ...

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French rail firm must pay for digitization of Holocaust records

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and representatives of the French national railroad say they’ve reached a deal that would force a greater accounting of the railroad’s role in the Holocaust and allow its subsidiary to seek a lucrative MARC train contract. ...

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Holocaust disclosure bill passes Senate committee

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee didn’t waste any time with the bill seeking disclosure of and an apology for the activities a potential MARC operator undertook during the Holocaust. The bill, SB 479 and its House twin, ...

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SNCF execs pressed for answers

ANNAPOLIS – State lawmakers skewered rail executives Thursday while debating legislation that would require a railroad seeking to run MARC passenger train service to disclose its role in transporting Jews and other prisoners during the Holocaust. The bills, HB 520 ...

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Holocaust survivors seek apology, full accounting from SNCF

Leo Bretholz escaped from an SNCF train en route to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. Nearly 70 years later, the same company that owned that train is seeking a contract to run two MARC lines. Bretholz and others testified Thursday in support of legislation that would require SNCF to fully disclose its role in transporting Jews and other prisoners during the Holocaust.

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Keolis official says French-owned firm still interested in running MARC lines

ANNAPOLIS – A Keolis Rail Services America official reaffirmed on Friday the railway’s interest in running two MARC commuter rail lines, despite legislative efforts targeting the company’s majority shareholder. State lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would require ...

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