U.S., France Secure $60 Million For Survivors Of Rail Deportations

12/07/2014 - 19:00

Washington — The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

Maryland Mulls Reparation Push From French Rail Firm

Bill requires company to pay Holocaust survivors they transported to death camps before bidding on light rail project.

02/24/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Maryland lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill next month that would block a Paris-based rail company from bidding on the state’s $2.2 billion light rail project unless its parent company pays Holocaust survivors reparations for transporting them to Nazi death camps.

Stuart Eizenstat, State Department adviser on Holocaust-era issues.

Schwarzenegger Vetos Railroad Disclosure Bill

10/04/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill requiring companies bidding on the state’s high-speed rail contract to disclose their roles in transporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.

The legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the state’s Assembly and Senate over the summer, did not name a specific company. However, the bill’s chief sponsor, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, made it clear that the main target was the French national railway SNCF.

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