So, They Sell Hot Dogs At Auschwitz. How Do You Write About It?

0229auschwitz.jpgOver at the Hebraically-themed online mag Jewcy, Patrick Sauer of Inc. magazine just wrote a piece about a recent trip to Poland. In Sauer’s piece, we learned that the concentration camp at Auschwitz has a snack bar… and that they serve frankfurters:

They sell hot dogs at the Auschwitz snack bar. I’ll let that sink in for a moment… In fact, the only food available for lunch that can quickly be wolfed down before the bus to Birkenau is the hot dog. I can’t say with 100% certainty, but both my wife and I thought it was a traditional frankfurter. And we do enjoy our frankfurters. By the way, the hot dog? Delicious. It was served on this crunchy-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside roll, it came with a homemade relish of big chunks of pickled onions and cabbage, and was topped off with killer tangy ketchup. From the center of Krakow, the Auschwitz tour is an all-day deal, so the sale of nourishing non-kosher concentration camp hot dogs sure seemed like one final twist of the knife.

Apart from the idea of Auschwitz having a snack bar making us want to vomit just a little, there’s a truly tasteless potential feature piece lying among all of that. Actually, forget about it. Auschwitz having a snack bar? That’s just wrong.

(Image via Jewcy)