Nov. 17, 1314

“Privileges for the City of Duderstadt” issued by Duke Henry (Heinrich) II [Present-day Germany]: “We, Duke […] by the grace of God, […] announce that no castle is to be built within a mile of the walking-path […] citizens are exempt from customs/tariff and escort payments. […] Jews who live in the city of Duderstadt with our consent* are to enjoy all civil rights […]” [Researcher’s note: *Jews could not settle in Duderstadt without the explicit consent of the Duke.]
Duderstadt, StadtA, Rep. 1 – Urkunden, Nr. 5, Orig. , dt. (“Duderstadt City Archive, Rep. 1 – Documents, No. 5, Orig[inal], German”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/29/2018