Oct. 15, 1338

Writ/letter of Duke Henry of Landshut given to the citizens of Deggendorf [Present-day Germany]: “We, Henry (‘Heinrich’), Count-Palatine (‘Pfalzgraf’) of Rhine and Duke in Bavaria, announce publicly with this letter […] to all who see and read this […] that we bestow our grace on Conrad the Freiberger, our knight, the [city] council, and the citizens […] of our city Deggerndorf [and absolve them from any blame/liability …] for having burnt and ruined our Jews in Deggendorf. Furthermore, we wish that everything that they have taken from these Jews or that which came into their possession – publicly or secretly – they are to keep. Any money which they owed to Jews or any [notes] of debt […] is done/expired (and void) […]. In these three matters, they are to remain unpaid […] and [this matter is] to remain unaddressed and indisputable [and no complaint/lawsuit can be brought forth in this matter] against our officers/authorities (‘Amtteuten’) or our heir/successors. […]”
Höxter, Julius: Quellentexte zur jüdischen Geschichte und Literatur. (Sources pertaining to Jewish history and literature.); (Wiesbaden; 2009); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/1/2020