Dec. 28, 1330

Privilege, issued by Henry II, Archbishop of Cologne [Present-day Germany]: “We, Henry, Archbishop of the Church in Cologne by God’s grace, have received the Jews of Cologne in Our protection and custody, for ten years. We shall defend these fellow burghers against all violence, beginning on Candlemas [February 2, 1331]. We recognize and confirm that for this letter, which also bears the seal of Our cathedral chapter, and was delivered to said Jews, they have paid for the sum of eight thousand marks in Cologne currency.”

Günther, Carl Friedrich. Bilder aus der Hessischen Vorzeit (Images from Ancient Hessian History). Jonghans: Darmstadt, 1853. Page 74. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/20/2020