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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory [Commentary]
SNCF: Holocaust legislation is discriminatory [Commentary]

Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were living in Paris at the time, fled into hiding to survive. During this time, SNCF, the company operating the French railroad system, and the parent company of my current employer, SNCF America, was placed under Nazi command according to Article 13 of the French-German Armistice agreement of June 1940. Thus, Senior Nazi Colonel Werner Goeritz took command of SNCF's operations and facilities. Nazi laws of war were applied, and even the...