US bill targets French rail company for Holocaust role
AFP PhotoUS lawmakers have re-introduced legislation that seeks to hold the SNCF, France's state-owned rail company, accountable for its role in transporting Jews to their deaths during the Holocaust.
US Senator Chuck Schumer led a bipartisan group of sponsors in introducing the measure late Wednesday that would hold the railway culpable in American courts.
The move would allow US victims to pursue lawsuits against the company, which argues that it is immune to legal action under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which limits the ways in which foreign countries can be sued in US court.
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