May 7, 1494

Writ/Letter issued by John III (of Schönburg), Bishop of Naumburg [Present-day Germany; Bishopric of Naumburg]: “[Bishop John (‘Johannes III.’) vows to fulfill his princely duties and to be useful and to protect his subjects …]. The Council, councils, craftsmen, and treasurer (‘Kassenmeister’) had complained against the Jews many times – the enemies of the Cross of Christ, blasphemers of his worthy mother, ridiculers of the Christian belief. Considering the[ir] stark increase and the damage they have done to the inhabitants, Bishop wants/agrees to vacate (‘vrlauben’) the Jews from all of the domains and jurisdictions […] which the Cathedral senior administration have agreed to as well and committed not to admit or tolerate any Jews willingly or unwillingly – nor to permit their heirs – for eternity […]. No Israeli is to be permitted to enter Naumburg or its suburbs or in the open [fields/countryside] in order to do business […]. If a subject enters into such dealings [with a Jew], he’s to be denied legal assistance.” [Researcher’s note: This writ is dated: Monday after Vocem jucunditalis 1494. The above is a translation of a German summary of the original old text.]
Anzeiger Für Kunde der Deutschen Vorzeit. Neue Folge. Organ des Germanischen Museums. Dreizehnter Band. Jahrgang 1866. (Nürnberg; 1866); (Journal regarding the science/knowledge of Germany’s past. New edition. [Vital] Part of the Germanic Museums. Thirteenth volume. Annual issue 1866.); (Nuremberg; 1866); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/3/2020