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Holocaust Survivor Dies Before Reparations Hearing

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- A Maryland bill related to Holocaust reparations is getting a hearing, but without testimony expected from Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz, who died over the weekend.

The measure before the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday would require companies involved in transporting victims to concentration camps during World War II to pay reparations to bid for public-private partnership projects.

Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home says 93-year-old Bretholz of Pikesville died Saturday. Friend and fellow Holocaust survivor Rosette Goldstein is set to speak in Bretholz' memory.

Keolis America, which is majority-owned by the French rail company SNCF, is one of four consortiums of bidders competing for a contract to build Maryland's Purple Line light rail. Historians say SNCF transported about 76,000 Jews and other prisoners to concentration camps.

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