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October 1, 2011

the role of the French railway in the Holocaust

Filed under: California, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

Yesterday, I blogged about the Holocaust exhibit called “The Courage to Remember” which I went to see on the campus of California State University Sacramento.  The money for this exhibit came from a grant from the French Railway company known as SNCF, the Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais, which Holocaust survivors hold responsible for reparations to the Jews because the French railway transported 76,000 Jews to the Nazi death camps.

Words on a poster at the start of the exhibit

Notice the line in the second paragraph which says “There was a time when SNCF sought to bid on the proposed high speed rail project in California.”  Sacramento is one of the cities that will have a station on the high speed rail system if and when the second phase of it is ever built.  (more…)