The head of SNCF, France's national railroad company, apologized for the comapny Tuesday for their part in the Holocaust.
According to the Star Tribune, this apology was made after survivors, lawmakers, and descendants from the U.S. moved to block the SNCF from winning contracts in the United States. In order to lift the block, the company had to acknowledge it's role in the holocaust, which was transporting thousands of Jews.
The SNCF shipped 76,000 French and other European Jews to the French-German border from 1941 to 1944. The 76 railcars that the Jews were shipped were originally designed for cattle, according to The New York Times.