When it comes to Michael Düllmann, the current discussion does not go far enough. For him, the issue before the European court of justice would have to land for human rights. “There are over 30 churches in Europe, most in Germany, such anti-Semitic abusive sculptures,” says Düllmann of the MDR, “which would have then affected all of a European judgment. And would have to be down everywhere.”

Among other things, and that’s why it is currently in a civil dispute before the regional court of Dessau-Roßlau: the so-called “Jewish swine”-plastic city Church in Wittenberg. Düllmann wants to achieve, that the medieval presentation, is high away at the top of the Church facade. To see A Sow, with teats that people feast, to represent the Jews. A Rabbi looks to the beast, which is in the Jewish Faith as unclean, under the tail and the Anus. For plaintiff Düllmann, a member of a Jewish community, is the representation of anti-Semitic insult.

Wittenberg wants to hold on to abusive plastic

no doubt about It. In this spirit, the abusive plastic was created around the year 1300 by an unknown Hand. The so-called “Kike” was common in the middle ages, the Cologne Cathedral, one of these representations is emblazoned. The subject should taunt the Jews, to offend and, among other things, discourage, in the town of settle.

But the city Church, against the Düllmann complains, also points to the sculpture as a memorial. 1988 was recessed below the sculpture is a bottom plate that engages with the plastic. “History should not be hidden, and the story most succeeds, the most impressive of the authentic place,” to quote the “Dresdner neueste Nachrichten” from an opinion of the municipality. Also, the Wittenberg city Council have called for the preservation of the plastic. Of these values, the bottom plate also as a memorial, and I have a bump in 2017, in addition, with explanatory texts, the newspaper said.

Düllmann and his attorney stick to it: “We want the plastic of the wall of the Church is removed, and in the Museum properly treated,” says lawyer Hubertus Benecke the “Dresdner Latest news”. With a view on the attitude of the Church, he did not feel, “because the point is, somehow.”

The verdict on the 24. May be said to be reported to the MDR. Whether the abusive plastic will then be removed, however, is questionable: The Church is a listed monument and is a UNESCO world heritage site in Wittenberg.

sources: “Dresdner Latest news”, MDR, DPA news Agency