Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill requiring the French national railroad to publish its Holocaust-era records if its U.S. subsidiary is to receive a state contract.
As he put pen to paper today in Annapolis, O'Malley described the measure as an example of thinking globally and acting locally to help ensure the atrocities of the Holocaust won't be forgotten or repeated.
Leo Bretholz, a 90-year-old man from Pikesville who escaped from a SNCF train in 1942, says he hopes other states will follow Maryland's lead.
The measure requires any company pursuing a contract to provide MARC commuter rail service to disclose activity in transporting people to Nazi death camps during World War II.