Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The stone in question

Many thanks to Michael Brocke for his cogent remarks on my post on a gravestone from Regensburg (link). Michael followed it up by sending me a photograph of the stone, with some additional remarks on the name and date.

He informs me that after the expulsion of the Jews from Regensburg in 1519 this stone, as many others, were appropriated as trophies. I don't think you can see it so well in the picture, but he says that below the inscription is the coat-of-arms of the new 'owner.'


  1. In case anyone is interested: If you're trying to get a clear reading of a tombstone, you can use shaving cream and a credit card. The engraving really stands out. Just remember to rinse it off when you're done.

  2. Oh, wait. Before you do, check up on the controversy about this practice. Some say "don't do it!"



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