Aug. 27, 1557

“Writ” of King Ferdinand I [Kingdom of Bohemia/Habsburg Monarchy; Present-day Austria; Czech Republic, etc.]: “King Ferdinand announces to all Jews in the Kingdom of Bohemia, that he has revoked/nullified their letters of protection/escort (‘Geleitbrief’)* which he had issued to them and orders them to move out of the lands of the Bohemian crown within a year.” [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. *A ‘Geleitbrief’ was a letter that allowed the holder of it to live and move freely in the territory for which it was issued. This document was drafted and signed in Vienna.]
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 6/27/2019