The Judenborn in its fortified form today, like the Göbelborn and the Klingelborn, was part of the Westwall military defense system. The Siegfried Line ran along the western border of the German Empire. On the right of the fountain you can see the horse trough with fastening ring and on the left the washing trough for the soldiers. Today the water from the Judenborn feeds the fountain trough of the nearby "Sodixhütte", which was built in the 1970s. The Judenborn owes its name to a legend according to which a poor, insidious Hüttersdorf red chalk dealer named "Sodick" hailed a supposedly wealthy Jewish trader for gold Sodick wanted to use the gold to give his beloved a "Mummenschanz" (masked dress) on Shrovetide.
June 15, 2021
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