Maryland ordered rail company to disclose its role in Holocaust

On May 19, 2011, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill requiring French railroad company SNCF to disclose information regarding its participation in the Jewish Holocaust. SNCF was accused of transporting 76,000 Jews and other prisoners from Paris to Germany from 1942 to 1944. In October 2006, the company faced 1,200 claims from families seeking damages for its role in the Holocaust. In June 2006, SNCF was ordered by a French trial court to pay a Jewish family for its participation in crimes against humanity, but on March, 27, 2007, a French appeals court overturned that conviction.

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