Gargoyle

Gargoyle at a church in Colmar, Alsace. France. June 2014.

Gargoyle at a church in Colmar, Alsace. France. June 2014.

I’ve learned that this is a so-called “Judensau” (Jewish pig) – a sculpture meant to defame and denounce Jews and Judaism. This sculpture is estimated to be from around the year 1350. Supposedly, it depicts a Jewish person licking on an animal that is considered not kosher. That’s how one religious group considered and treated the other… :-(

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