Holocaust victims suing Hungarian railway

NEW YORK (JTA) — A group of Holocaust survivors have filed suit against Hungary’s state railway for more than $1.24 billion. 

According to a complaint filed this week in U.S. federal court in Chicago, the group, which includes survivors and heirs of Nazi victims, is seeking $240 million in compensatory damages and another $1 billion in punitive damages from Hungarian State Railways, Bloomberg News reported. 

The complaint alleges that 437,000 Jews were transported to Auschwitz on Hungarian railroads and that railway operators were aware of the destination. 

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