Oct. 17, 1335

“Regarding Civil Right of Jews” issued by the [City] Council of Zurich [Present-day Switzerland]: “[…] the City Council and the citizens have reached a unanimous decision regarding Jews who want to move to our city […namely] that every Jew is to go before the [City] Council and swear an oath and then be received as a citizen** like the other Jews […] and he’s to pay X* Mark [to the city … yet] should the same ever leave, he’s to bequeath the X* Mark to the city.” [Researcher’s note: *X refers here to the Roman numeral 10. **According to the source, it goes without saying that being received as a citizen meant in no way that Jews were allowed to join the local guilds or become members of the City Council.]
Die Zürcher Stadtbücher des XIV. und XV. Jahrhunderts. Auf Veranlassung der Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Zürich. Herausgegeben mit Geschichtlichen Anmerkungen von H. Zeller-Werdmüller. I. Band. (City-ledger of Zurich for the 14th and 15th Century. [Complied/Printed] At the request of the Antiquarian Society in Zurich. Published with historical annotations by H. Zeller-Werdmüller. Volume I.) Leipzig; 1899; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/18/2020