Maryland lawmakers and representatives of the French national railroad say they’ve reached a deal that would force a greater accounting of the railroad’s role in the Holocaust and allow its subsidiary to seek a lucrative MARC train contract.

The compromise legislation targets SNCF, the French national railroad. From 1942 to 1944, some 76,000 people were herded into SNCF cattle cars and shipped to the French border, where German engineers drove the last leg of the trip to concentration camps.

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