Village Voices: French Railroads, the Holocaust, and the State of
Tuesday, October 03 at 7:00 pm for 1 hour
NE Public Library, 330 7th St NE -mezzanine
In 2010 the State of Maryland decided to contract to provide commuter train service
in the state. Keolis, a subsidiary of the French national railroad, intended to
bid. Holocaust victims living in Maryland persuaded the Maryland legislature to
demand that anyone bidding on the contract had to disclose all records relating to
"direct involvement in the deportation of victims" because French trains had been
used to deport victims from France during the Holocaust. The legislature required
that the bidder have a historian and an archivist analyze the records in question.
Capitol Hillís own Trudy Peterson was the archivist or record exploring the French
railroad records and the consequences for Maryland commuters. Learn how this event,
an archivist, and public activists joined forces to ensure that todayís policy is informed
members, public, volunteers.
Reservations required, 3 places taken, 57 available.
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