Jul. 27, 1329

“Official Announcement” issued by Archbishop Henry [Heinrich] of Cologne [Present-day Germany; Electorate of Cologne]: “We, Henry (Heinrich), Archbishop by the grace of God, […] and Arch-Chancellor of Cologne and the Roman Empire […] have come to an agreement with the judges, ‘scheffenen’* and the Council of the municipality of Cologne […]. […] as security, we pledge [among many other things] the rights over our Jews to the city of Cologne […].” [Researcher’s note: *Scheffen, (like “scabini” in Latin) were honorary laity judges who accessed the actions of defendants and determined the measure of the sentence.]
Quellen zur Geschichte der Stadt Köln 4, Nr. 155, S. 159-169 (“Sources on the History of the City of Cologne 4, No. 155, p. 159-169”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/25/2017