New Maryland Rail Line Stirs Up Holocaust Reparations Debate

March 28, 2014 02:54 PM
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During World War II, France's state-run railway the Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais, or SNCF, transported thousands of Jews to their deaths in Nazi prison camps. Today, the same rail company is the majority stockholder bidding on a light rail project in the U.S. state of Maryland. Some Maryland lawmakers are pushing for SNCF to pay reparations to Holocaust victims and their families before participating in the project. VOA's Carla Babb reports from Silver Spring, Maryland.