May 22, 1508

“Writ” of the King Vladislaus II [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “King Vladislaus declares that the citizens of Ceske Budejovice [Budweis], which he had bequeathed the houses and properties of the Jews who had paid for their crimes with their lives or possessions, are being tormented by the relatives of those Jews and summoned to the Office of the Burgrave in Prague. He orders that such harassment of the citizens of Ceske Budejovice [Budweis] are no longer to be tolerated, since he gifted those possessions at his discretion – to which he was legally entitled to.” [Researcher’s note: This 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 6/3/2019