Jun. 20, 1342

Writ of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV [Present-day Germany]: “Emperor Louis, the Bavarian, orders the following […] in order that the Jews and Christians in the Imperial City of Nördlingen can live in peace together […] 1) The Jews who live in Nördlingen are to have two or three of their own meat-banks […] called Jewish-banks (‘Juden bench’) […]. Jews may only sell the meat butchered in their meat-banks among themselves but not to Christians. No one may sell any meat Jews have butchered to the meat-banks of Christians, neither publicly nor secretly. Anyone who violates this order is to pay for each cattle one Pound (‘Pfund’) Heller and for each calf 60 Heller [and for each] sheep or goat the same as fine to the Christian community […].” [Researcher’s note: The above writ has been abbreviated to fit the allocated space and also contains some rescission of earlier restriction. For instance, Louis permits Jews to purchase cattle in the city at any time of the day. The original writ is located in the City Archive of Nördlingen.]
Medieval Ashkenaz: Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden im Spätmittlealterlichen Reich (Corpus of the Sources on the History of Jews in the Late Middles Ages); (Sources regarding the history of the Jews in the Swabian imperial towns Esslingen – Ulm – Nördlingen. 1, Nr. 47.); www.medieval-ashkenaz.org; Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020 ADD PAGE #