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#4805: Judensau

Photo 4805: Judensau - Regensburg Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
4805
Date
2008-03-19
Location
Regensburg Cathedral
Description
Weathered sculpture on a buttress of the south side, which faces the former Jewish Quarter, depicting the Judensau ("Jews' Sow"). The sculpture shows Jews suckling on a large sow (a female pig). This image - intended to be especially degrading and insulting since the pig is unclean in Judaism - was widespread in German-speaking lands. Another infamous example of a Judensau is at the City Church in Wittenberg, which was mentioned with approval by Martin Luther in his anti-Jewish writings.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3846 x 2559 px
File Size
7.20 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
49.019444° N, 12.098581° E
Date Digitized
March 19, 2008
Date Uploaded
February 9, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes