German railway to focus on role in Holocaust

National railway chief had refused to host French exhibit on Reichbahn's transport of 11,000 Jewish children to concentration camps.

December 1, 2006 17:12
German railway to focus on role in Holocaust

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Germany's national railway, Deutsche Bahn, said Friday it had reached an agreement with the Transport Ministry to open an exhibition documenting its predecessor's role in the Holocaust in train stations. The decision follows a clash between Deutsche Bahn chief Hartmut Mehdorn and Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee over Mehdorn's refusal to host a French exhibit on the former Reichbahn's role in deporting 11,000 Jewish children to concentration camps. Mehdorn had argued that the focus of the French exhibition was too narrow, and Deutsche Bahn said the new display will be broader. The traveling display will draw on the French exhibit, historical material, and also "integrate biographical research from recent years." "The goal of the exhibit is to highlight the role of the Reichsbahn in the Holocaust," Deutsche Bahn said in a statement. The exhibition will be put on display in train stations and in the immediate vicinity starting January 27, 2008, the day when Auschwitz was liberated in 1945 that is now set aside for international Holocaust remembrance.

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