May 21, 1508

“Writ” of the King Vladislaus II [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “King Vladislaus announces that he has transferred jurisdiction over the Jews of Prague to Colonel-Burgrave Zdenek Lew von Rozmital and Blat […] and the Burgrave of Prague Heinrich Tunkl von Brnicko in such a manner that if Jews leave Prague without a royal permission, they have the authority to require them to return within two months; however, if this demand/summons is not complied with, their homes in Prague and all of their possessions shall be awared to Zdenek Lew von Rozmital and Heinrich Tunkl von Brnicko. Furthermore, all fines of the Jews of Prague, which the King was entitled to as per the Jewish aldermen of Prague, shall be divided up among the two aforementioned […] and Colonel-Chancellor of the Bohemian kingdom, Albrech Kolowrat of Graupen and Libstein.” [Researcher’s note: The document was signed in Buda, today known as Budapest. The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Czech text both of which can be found in the cited source.]
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 Landesarchivs des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 906 bis 1576. (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. 906 to 1576.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/2/2019