Jun. 3, 1507

Mandate, issued by Jacob of Liebenstein, Archbishop of Mainz [Present-day Germany]: “All officers shall order the Jews to leave from here and take themselves and their families to another place. We hereby order that all Jews, male or female, shall wear their sign, so that they can be recognized by others; those who fail to do so shall be arrested and brought to the bailiff in Mainz, to receive their just punishment for disobeying our order. We also order that none of the Jews shall do any business whatsoever with any of our subjects, be it a sale, trade, purchase or loan contract. In the future, no more than two Jews traveling through Mainz shall walk together in any public street, and these travelers may only stay at the Cold Bath Inn, nowhere else.”
Schaab, Carl Anton. Diplomatische Geschichte der Juden zu Mainz und dessen Umgebung, mit Berücksichtigung ihres Rechtszustandes in den verschiedenen Epochen (Diplomatic History of the Jews in Mainz and its surroundings, under consideration of their legal situation across the various epochs). Zabern: Mainz, 1855. Page 144. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/6/2020