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20 November 2019 - 23 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ג חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
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French national rail company to build a Holocaust museum at station E-mail

The French national rail company SNCF has announced that it has allocated US$2.3 million towards the creation of a Holocaust museum at one of its abandoned train stations.

The museum is scheduled to open in 2020 at the former Pithiviers station in eastern France. The first concentration camp in Nazi-occupied France, Pithiviers station predated the most infamous deportations of French Jews and the murder of Jews en masse in Auschwitz. CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, will be a partner in designing the museum, the France Info news website reported.

With SNCF’s logistical support, some 16,000 Jews were sent to be murdered in death camps from Pithiviers station and the neighbouring camp of Beaune-la-Rolande in eight transports between 1941 and 1943.

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