Apr. 18, 1341

“Writ” of John of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “King John permits the citizens/townsmen of the city of [Budweis] to accept two Jews in their city who are to pay a tribute/tax for the maintenance and building of the city walls. […].” [Researcher’s note: While this writ may appear pro-Jewish in nature, it did in fact limit the number of Jews that could settle in [Budweis]. In a second royal letter, King John permits the city to allow two more Jews to settle in the same city.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels – und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchives des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 1577 bis 1620. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 1577 to 1620.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 4/24/2019