THE GUARDIAN UK

There is a Holocaust industry
But why is that a bad thing? It is essential learning for anyone with a vested interest in the history of mankind
Seth Freedman

Krakow, once home to a thriving Jewish community, now resembles no more than a ghost town in terms of its Jews of yesteryear. All that remains are the synagogues and the graves, and – in place of Jewish businesses and restaurants – there now stand “Jewish-style” cafes and tourist bookshops where tomes on the long-lost community are snapped up like hot cakes. They do a roaring trade, even in the harsh, snow-covered month of November, as Krakow’s streets teem with tour groups from all over the globe.

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