Aug. 25, 1345

“Writ” of Margrave Charles (‘Wenceslaus’) of Moravia to the City of Jihlava [Present-day Czech Republic; Margraviate of Moravia]: “[…] However, [if the citizens of Jihlava] decide openly or secretly to cause/prompt the Jews to move back to the places from which they came, or wherever the citizens of Jihlava deem to be the most appropriate/suitable for them, they will not fall out of favor [with the king…]” [Researcher’s note: While Margrave Charles’s writ starts off pro-Jewish and ends on that note, it also contains anti-Jewish sentiments as seen in the above excerpt. The original can be found in Volume VII of the “Codex diplomaticus et epistolaris Moraviae.”]
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 4/25/2019 ADD PAGE #