Krakow festival expands it horizons

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While most Jewish visitors to Poland go there in search of roots or to do business, thousands also go for entertainment.
 
Each year, the Krakow Jewish Festival, which concluded last week, attracts increasing numbers of visitors from Poland and abroad.
The Poles are mostly non-Jews, though many are in one way or another of Jewish descent.
 
 
Held in Kazimierz, which for seven centuries was the cradle of Jewish life and culture and today stands as an almost empty monument to the past, the Krakow Festival is the brainchild of Janusz Makuch, a non-Jew who is dedicated to maintaining the memorial flame for a lost Jewish community.
 
 
 
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