A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants to require prospective contractors on California’s proposed high-speed rail project to disclose whether they transported Nazi Holocaust victims to death camps during World War II.
A rail advocate says that Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield’s measure seems aimed at blocking the French National Railroad from constructing the multibillion-dollar rail line.
The government-owned French railway, also known as SNCF for Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, last year submitted a detailed construction proposal for the proposed rail link between San Francisco and Los Angeles.