French court shows some sense
- The following article appeared on page A17 of the Friday, May 16, 2003 edition
of The Arizona Republic and is credited only to wire services.
SYMBOLIC HOLOCAUST SUIT BY SURVIVOR THROWN OUT
Paris--A court ruled that too much time had elapsed for a French Jew to try
to collect a symbolic $1.14 [one Euro] reparation from the state-run
railway for assisting in the deportation of his parents to Nazi camps.
The court threw out the suit brought by 82-year-old Kurt Schaechter on the
grounds that there is a 30-year limit for collecting indemnities.
The judicial clock began ticking "at the date of the tragic death of his
parents, therefore only several days after their transport was carried out,
in conditions void of all humanity, in freight trains or animal cars
belonging to the National Society of French Railroads," the court ruling