May 30, 1337

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Louis (‘Ludwig’), the Bavarian, bestows grace upon the noblemen Johann Siegmund und Ludwig, brothers in Liechtenberg, in that they may impose taxes, levies, and make claims on the empire’s Jews, who live in their cities and castles until his (emperor’s) rescission or that of one of his successors.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the old text. The original can be located in the City Archive of Darmstadt, Germany.]
Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Mittelalters. Bearbeitet von Dr. M. Wiener. Erster Teil. (Regesta regarding the history of Jews in Germany during the Middle Ages. First Part.); (Hannover; 1862); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020