Aug. 31, 1401

Writ of King Rupert I [Present-day Germany]: “King Rupert commands the cities Nuremberg, Rotenburg, Wimsbeim, and Weißenberg to summit half of the Jewish-taxes and the golden Opferfennig*, which the Jews owe to give to him, to Berthold Pfinzing on Saint Michael’s Day.” [Researcher’s note: *The Sacrifice-Penny (‘Opferpfennig’) was a special tax placed on Jews.]
Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Mittelalters. Bearbeitet von Dr. M. Wiener. Erster Teil. (Regesta regarding the history of Jews in Germany during the Middle Ages. Edited by M[eir] Wiener, PhD. First Part.); (Hannover; 1862); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/17/2020