SNCF apologises for role in WWII Jewish deportations

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France's state rail company has for the first time publicly expressed regret for its role in transporting Jews to Nazi death camps in World War II.

Until now, SNCF has said its workers were forced to assist in deportations by the occupying German army.

The change of language is clearly linked to the lucrative market for high-speed rail contracts in the US.

The company has been criticised in the US for failing to apologise for its involvement....

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