Thursday, 17 June 2010
This is antisemitism, researching WW2 isn't
(German for "Jews' sow" or "Jewish sow") A derogatory image of Jews in obscene contact with a large sow (female pig), which in Judaism is an unclean animal, they appeared during the 13th century in Germany. Their popularity in continental European lasted for over 600 years.
Mostly carvings on church or cathedral walls, often outside where they can be seen from the street. The earliest appearance seems to be on the underside of a wooden choir-stall seat in Cologne Cathedral, dating to about 1210.
Remaining Judensau today:
Austria: Wiener NeustadtFrance: Metz (Cathedral)
Belgium: Aarschot (Notre Dame Church)
Poland: Gniezno (Cathedral)Sweden: Uppsala (Cathedral)
Switzerland: Basel (Cathedral)
Germany: Bamberg (Cathedral), Brandenburg (Cathedral), Cadolzburg, Colmar, Église Saint-Martin (2 examples), Cologne, (underside of a choir-stall seat in the Cathedral probably the earliest example) and in Church of St. Severin, Eberswalde, Erfurt (Cathedral), Heilsbronn (Cathedral), Lemgo (St Marien), Magdeburg (Cathedral), Nuremberg (St Sebaldus Church), Regensburg (Cathedral), Remagen (Gate post), Wimpfen (Church of St. Peter), Wittenberg (Town church), Xanten (Cathedral), Zerbst (St Nicolas Church)