Apr. 27, 1333

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “We, Louis (‘Ludewig’), Roman Emperor by the grace of God […] announce publicly with this letter that we permit the noblemen, and brothers Louis and Frederick (‘Ludowigen und Frider’), Counts of Oettingen […] to take on and keep Jews in their cities and fortresses and villages […] and to rule over the aforementioned Jews and to use and enjoy them […] as they please […] and as long as we wish and do not rescind [this privilege …]”
Neue historische Abhandlung der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Erster Band. (München; 1779); (New historical treatise of the Bavarian Academy of the Sciences. First Volume.) (Munich; 1779); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/3/2020