Village Voices: French Railroads, the Holocaust & Maryland
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 for commuter train service in
the state. Keels, a subsidiary of the French national railroad, intended to bid.
However, Holocaust survivors 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 an historian and an archivist analyze the records in question.
Trudy Peterson tells her story, as the archivist, looking at the French railroad
records and the consequences of the Maryland requirement.
members, public, volunteers.
Reservations required, 35 places taken, 25 available.
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