May 21, 1385

Ordinance, issued by the Swabian League of Cities [Present-day Germany]: “Those who owe any debts to Jews, be the debtor rich or poor, shall settle their debts until August 24 of this year, but have the right to deduct one quarter from the total amount owed, as well as from the interest due. However, those who have borrowed from Jews in the current year, shall be relieved of any interest payments by the grace of His Majesty the King. In the future, Jews may only charge a maximum interest of one guilder for every ten guilders, every two years.”

Schreiber, Heinrich. Geschichte der Stadt und Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (History of the City and University of Freiburg im Breisgau). Vol. III. Wangler: Freiburg, 1857. Page 39. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/3/2020