It is important to know your history.
…has come to mean, especially in a political context, any hollow or false construct, physical or figurative, meant to hide an undesirable or potentially damaging situation…
Examples of Potemkin villages
The Theresienstadt concentration camp, called “the Paradise Ghetto” in World War II, was designed as a concentration camp that could be shown to the Red Cross, but it was really a Potemkin village: attractive at first, but deceptive and ultimately lethal, with high death rates from malnutrition and contagious diseases, and it ultimately served as a way-station to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
A Concentration Camp passed off as a Retreat
Unlike other Holocaust camps, Jews entered Theresianstadt willingly, even eagerly, because Nazi lies led them to believe it would be a peaceful retreat. The deception continued even after it was clear that Theresienstadt was a ghetto. The Nazis used the camp to film a pro-concentration camp propaganda film and fool Red Cross officials into believing the Jews were being well cared for.
Theresiandstadt currency was created to further the charade. It was never used or had any value and can be seen here.
- I agree with Richard Solomon that 80% of new franchise systems have no investment value. They are all Potemkin villages.
The Gate is translated as: Work brings Freedom.
In Auschwitz-Birkenau where the ashes fell like snow, the area where the valuables were easily stolen was called Kanada 1 and Kanada 2. You can look it up yourself.