May 5, 1546

“Order” issued by King Ferdinand I and addressed to the (members of the) Bohemian Chamber-Councils (‘Kammerräte’) [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “[…] Jews, who do not have a letter of protection/escort (‘Geleitbrief’)* are to be expelled from Prague.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Czech text both of which can be found in the cited source. The document was drafted and signed in Wroclaw. *A ‘Geleitbrief’ was a letter that allowed the holder to move freely in the territory in which it was issued.]
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 6/18/2019