Munich (dpa / lby) - After the judgment of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on a sandstone relief called "Judensau", the Bavarian anti-Semitism commissioner Ludwig Spaenle sees the path of the Free State for similar cases confirmed. The BGH ruled on Tuesday that a 13th-century relief in Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt) does not have to be removed. The parish had converted the "shame" into a "memorial" with a base plate and a display with explanatory text, it was said to justify it.
"The representations in question are undoubtedly anti-Semitism carved in stone," said Spaenle, according to the statement. In Bavaria, specialist authorities and those affected have developed a process that historically classifies anti-Semitic abusive plastics and marks them as memorials against further Jew hatred without removing them.
An example in Bavaria is the so-called "Judensau" at Regensburg Cathedral. A new information board was developed there, which is currently still being produced and will then explain the presentation on site. City and church leaders are to be trained on the subject and further information material is to be made available online.