"Judensau (German for "Jews' sow" or "Jewish sow")] is a derogatory and dehumanizing image of Jews in obscene contact with a large sow (female pig), which in Judaism is an unclean animal, that appeared during the 13th century in Germany and some other European countries; its popularity lasted for over 600 years" (Wiki). Still "in situ" within a WHS. Those in Wittenberg and Regensburg have nearby "explanatory" plaques which have been criticised for not being "explanatory" and "critical" enough.
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- Bamberg: Dom
- Cologne Cathedral: Carved on a choir stall from 1322 Link
- Luther Memorials: Wittenberg: On the facade of the Stadtkirche from 1305. "It portrays a rabbi who looks under the sow's tail, and other Jews drinking from its teats. An inscription reads "Rabini Shem hamphoras," gibberish which presumably bastardizes "shem ha-meforasch" " Wiki Link
- Regensburg: Mid 14C "weathered sculpture of a Judensau .. from the south façade of the Regensburg cathedral. It depicts three Jews, who were originally identified by pointed hats" Link
- Upper Middle Rhine Valley: Wernerkapelle in Bacharach, 1290
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Judensau?
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