Mar. 28, 1348

“Writ” of King Charles IV of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, etc.; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “Charles IV, King of Bohemia, permits the citizens of Brno to collect* the tributes of 100 Schock [pennies] which the Jews of Brno submit to the royal chamber annually and are given to the King Louis of Hungary and Heinrich von Lichtenburg in his name, and from any new Jew who settles in the city, so long as they understand that this does not free them of the payments that are due to the King of Hungary and the Lord of Lichtenburg.” [Researcher’s note: This is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text. The Latin text can be found in Volume VII of the “Codex diplomaticus et epistolaris Moraviae.” The original document was written and signed in Prague. This permission to “collect” the levies placed on Jews, ultimately, gave the city permission to raise taxes on them as they saw fit.]
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 4/27/2019