http://www.theguardian.com/society/...tion-how-woodberry-down-became-woodberry-parkGoogle Tony Pidgley, chairman of one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, and you’ll find a video in which he shows off his latest toy. The plaything in question is a giant council estate that his firm, Berkeley Homes, is smashing up and building over.
A squat, punchy figure, he shows a reporter around the new towers – and the gashed old blocks that, we’re informed, were used in Schindler’s List as a stand-in for the Warsaw Ghetto.
“You can understand why they used it in the film,” begins Pidgley in a reasonable tone. “It looks like a concentration camp.”
Spielberg filmed in Kazimierz, Podgorze, Krakow and Auschwitz. Warsaw wasn't used as a location, London certainly wasn't, that remark's tasteless, crass and dishonest.
Comments are interesting, it's the "gentrification" versus "social cleansing" debate again.