Thursday, February 06, 2020

German Court Refuses To Order Removal of Anti-Semitic Church Carving

AFP reports that an intermediate appellate court in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt has refused to order the removal of a 13th century anti-Semitic bas relief on a church in the town of Wittenberg. The court concluded that the carving, known as the Judensau (Jews' sow), did not harm Jews' reputation because it was embedded in a broader memorial and was accompanied by a sign put up in 1988 explaining it in context.