Jul. 8, 1337

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Emperor Louis (‘Ludwig’), the Bavarian, announces to the Council and City of Münster (‘ze Muenstern’), that he has pawned off the empire’s Jews in the city and Bishopric of Münster to Count Heinrich von Waldeck […] and that he is transferring all revenues from Jews [to him] so that the Count can/may collect all interests, taxes, and services from them (Jews) in the future and that Jews are to be of services to him in other matters too. The emperor orders the city to stop and ensure that Jews keep their obligations to Count Henry.”
Medieval Ashkenaz: Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in Spätmittelalterlichen Reich; (Body of sources on the history of the Jews in the Late Middle Ages; Sources regarding the history of the Jews in Westphalia. 1, Nr. 158); (www.medieval-ashkenaz.org); Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020