|Since 1913 Alban Stolz’s bronze bust|
has stood in front of the Konviktkirche (Seminary Church) (©BZ)
|View from the Konviktkirche (Seminary Church)|
to the Münster (Minster Church) (©Hans Sigmund)
Stolz was a representative of Catholic anti-Semitism, and as such he wrote countless articles in his popular calendars, stirring up hate against Jews using animal, plant, and plague metaphors. He was on to Presse- and Schacherjuden (press and bargaining Jews). To these traditional clichés of anti-Judaism, Stolz added the alleged genetic determination of Jewish shortcomings, bringing him close to racist ideas.
In Wikipedia, I read: After the revolutionary turbulence of 1848, he alleged a Jewish-Masonic conspiracy, something of a direct link to the Third Reich where the menace was the Jewish-Bolshevik plot.
A sinister anti-Semitism runs like a red thread through history, from the time of the Romans to the 21st century. In this context, the renaming of a street is nothing other than a symbolic act.