Cologne Cathedral and 'The Jews' - Einleitung

The objects and furnishings in Cologne Cathedral are an expression of the faith lived by the people and the cultural diversity of the times in which these objects were created.

The objects and furnishings in Cologne Cathedral include a whole range of artworks that reflect the Christian view of Judaism in their respective eras. Many of them are—either in part or in total—evidence of an appalling anti-Judaism and are quite rightly seen as highly problematic.

Christian anti-Judaism frequently led to the persecution of the Jewish population and its exclusion from society. It was also a precursor of modern antisemitism.

As Christians, we are committed to an on-going critical examination of this subject, which is why Cologne Cathedral Chapter prepared this virtual tour.

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