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March 11, 2011
For or the life of me I can't understand why after 60 years Holocaust victims are blaming a French railroad for being involved in the Holocaust tragedies. ("Rail line's role in Holocaust surfaces in MARC contract bid," Feb. 19). They didn't round up the thousands of Jews and put them in cattle cars to the camps. The Germans did. Don't you think that if this French railroad company didn't exist the Germans would have found another way to transport the people? Look at how many people alive today that lived through the Holocaust and other war tragedies are driving Mercedes, Volkswagens, Toyotas, etc. Did these companies apologize for their war crimes?
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice group of Duane Morris LLP, was selected after he worked on state legislation requiring firms bidding on commuter rail contracts to disclose whether they had transported Holocaust victims to death camps during World War II. The measure was passed this year by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law last month.
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By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post | May 19, 2011
A company partly owned by the French railroad will have to detail the railway's role in transporting Holocaust victims to Nazi death camps before it can compete again to operate Maryland commuter trains, according to legislation that Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to sign today. The law will make Maryland the first state to require that a company seeking government rail contracts provide all records about Nazi victims it transported and any personal belongings taken from them, supporters said.
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By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post | May 19, 2011
A company partly owned by the French railroad will have to detail the railway's role in transporting Holocaust victims to Nazi death camps before it can compete again to operate Maryland commuter trains, according to legislation that Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to sign today. The law will make Maryland the first state to require that a company seeking government rail contracts provide all records about Nazi victims it transported and any personal belongings taken from them, supporters said.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1995
After years of trying to combat the desecration of Baltimore's Holocaust Memorial, Jewish leaders have decided to tear down the huge slabs of concrete that make up the stark main section of the downtown landmark.The Baltimore Jewish Council wants to redesign the shrine to get rid of its imposing concrete structure to prevent its further use as a toilet and shooting gallery for drug addicts. The memorial was dedicated to the 11 million victims of the Holocaust.A somber Arthur C. Abramson, the council's executive director, said yesterday: "We lost the battle long ago. The community has decided it must raze the current structure."
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice group of Duane Morris LLP, was selected after he worked on state legislation requiring firms bidding on commuter rail contracts to disclose whether they had transported Holocaust victims to death camps during World War II. The measure was passed this year by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law last month.
NEWS
December 5, 1994
Does Holocaust Memorial Need a New Site?The terrible desecration of Baltimore's Holocaust Memorial is a very sad commentary on the disgusting ills of our society. However, this location should never have been selected.Even without the urine and trash, this memorial has been buried amid tall buildings that diminish the stature and meaning of this well-intentioned project.An ideal location, directly across the harbor, is Federal Hill -- a beautiful spot with ample room for a redesigned and more appropriate memorial to the Holocaust victims.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | April 26, 1992
A memorial program at the Naval Academy tonight will remind listeners that the effects of the Holocaust continue to reach beyond those who died.The featured speaker, a 1961 Academy graduate, exemplifiesthe consequences of the Holocaust for many of the living, said RabbiAlbert Slomovitz, a chaplain at the academy.Ben Gerson, who works with Merrill Lynch in Washington, was born in Germany in 1937. As a 3-year-old, he and his 5-year-old sister were sent to live with a Christian family in Belgium.
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By SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 20, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and German governments yesterday invited Americans who were persecuted in Nazi death camps during World War II to apply for "compensation" for their suffering.Under the terms of an agreement signed early yesterday, reparations will be paid to Holocaust survivors who, when they were held by the Nazis, "were already nationals of the United States."They will receive some payment -- the amount has not been set -- if they were victims of Nazi persecution "by reason of their race, their faith or their ideology."
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | April 19, 1993
For 1,000 Jews in downtown Baltimore yesterday afternoon, commemorations of the Holocaust were marked by haunting contrasts.Bright sun, blue sky and merry crowds at and near the Inner Harbor were shadowed inside the marble walls of the War Memorial by somber memories of the cruelty, suffering, hopelessness and heroism of five decades ago.Even the fragrant blossoms of six rows of flowering trees that are the springtime backdrop for the stark sculpture of...
NEWS
March 11, 2011
For or the life of me I can't understand why after 60 years Holocaust victims are blaming a French railroad for being involved in the Holocaust tragedies. ("Rail line's role in Holocaust surfaces in MARC contract bid," Feb. 19). They didn't round up the thousands of Jews and put them in cattle cars to the camps. The Germans did. Don't you think that if this French railroad company didn't exist the Germans would have found another way to transport the people? Look at how many people alive today that lived through the Holocaust and other war tragedies are driving Mercedes, Volkswagens, Toyotas, etc. Did these companies apologize for their war crimes?
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By Ron Grossman and Ron Grossman,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 16, 2003
Six decades later, Veronika Baum is rendered almost speechless with rage by recounting what happened during the final days of World War II. "How could they do such a thing?" said Baum, 72, who lives on New York's Upper West Side. Born into a well-to-do Budapest family, she saw her parents sent to concentration camps and their property confiscated, like that of other Jews, by Hitler's Hungarian allies. Now she has gone to court seeking compensation in one of a series of lawsuits filed in recent years by Holocaust survivors.
NEWS
August 10, 2000
TWO PRINCIPLES guide many views of the Middle East. One is that Jews in Europe were innocent victims of the Holocaust by Hitler's German Nazis in the 1940s. That was a unique, monstrous crime drawing on a history of persecution of Jews. Nothing done by those victims or their ancestors justifies or explains the Holocaust. Nothing mitigates the crimes of perpetrators or excuses apologists. The second principle is the common humanity of the peoples crowded into a small space in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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By Nora Koch and Nora Koch,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2000
Gadi Lefkowitz and Yonah Heller spent almost two hours counting 60,000 canceled stamps before they gave up -- and that was just a small fraction of what the young men and other students at Yeshivat Rambam in Northwest Baltimore hope to collect. "You can't really imagine 6 million," said Lefkowitz, a eighth-grade pupil at the Orthodox Jewish school at 6300 Park Heights Ave. Lefkowitz and Heller, both 13, and their classmates have been working to collect 6 million canceled stamps to represent the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust.
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By John Rivera and Mark Matthews and John Rivera and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 24, 2000
JERUSALEM -- Crossing a new threshold of reconciliation between Christians and Jews, Pope John Paul II paid an emotional visit yesterday to Israel's memorial to the Holocaust, saying the Roman Catholic Church was "deeply saddened" by anti-Semitism and Jewish persecution committed by Christians. The pope did not fulfill the hopes of some Jews that he would specifically attach blame to the church or to Pope Pius XII, the pope during World War II, for failing to speak out against the Holocaust while it was happening.
NEWS
December 11, 1999
SWISS BANKS' abuse of Holocaust victims' deposits is now illuminated. That doesn't mean the issue will vanish.The panel established by Swiss banks and world Jewish organizations, chaired by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker, delivered a 352-page report of the three-year examination by 650 accountants of the records of 254 Swiss banks operating between 1933 and 1945. No better examination can be expected.The panel found that 53,886 dormant accounts were in names matching those on lists of 5.5 million Holocaust victims.
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By Patrick Ercolano and Patrick Ercolano,Evening Sun Staff | December 19, 1990
For Harry and Thea Lindauer, the drive home is always hard.The Annapolis couple work several hours each week as volunteers at the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center in Baltimore. The requests for information they handle are often filled with the heart-rending desperation of people who never learned the fates of loved ones missing for more than 40 years.At the end of the day, she says, she and her husband are "emotionally exhausted. Harry says he always feels like we should say a memorial prayer on the ride back to Annapolis."
NEWS
December 11, 1999
SWISS BANKS' abuse of Holocaust victims' deposits is now illuminated. That doesn't mean the issue will vanish.The panel established by Swiss banks and world Jewish organizations, chaired by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker, delivered a 352-page report of the three-year examination by 650 accountants of the records of 254 Swiss banks operating between 1933 and 1945. No better examination can be expected.The panel found that 53,886 dormant accounts were in names matching those on lists of 5.5 million Holocaust victims.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Switzerland's three biggest commercial banks made a public offer of $600 million yesterday to settle claims from Holocaust victims who have charged that their families' assets were stolen. Jewish leaders immediately rejected the offer as "humiliating" and said negotiations had broken down.Credit Suisse, Swiss Bank Corp. and Union Bank of Switzerland stopped short of saying that the offer was final, but in a statement insisted that they "would not entertain unfounded and excessive demands for payments above this amount."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 26, 1998
ZURICH, Switzerland -- A long-awaited Swiss report about wartime dealings in Nazi gold concluded that Swiss National Bank officials knew that some gold sent to Switzerland had been looted from occupied areas and confirmed allegations that the gold included some stolen from Holocaust victims.The report, commissioned by the Swiss government and issued yesterday by an international panel of historians, said Swiss bank officials turned a blind eye toward the origins of much of the gold, which included jewelry and coins belonging to Jews sent to concentration camps and death.
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