May 1, 1338

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor, Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Louis, the Bavarian, confirms [by this writ] that he has come to an agreement with the Jews of Worms regarding their (breaking of their) agreement and debt, and for the advancement/support of his journey to France in that they are to pay him 2,000 Gulden [by a given deadline … and] authorizes the City Council and citizens [of the aforementioned city …] to collect the money from the Jews by force if necessary.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the old text. The original is located at the City Archive of Worms.]
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