Dec. 12, 1568

“Ordinance” of Rudolf II [Present-day Czech Republic and Austria; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “[…] as far as the Jews are concerned, who live in Petschau, Elbogen and other places near the city of Perg and its surroundings and whose numbers are increasing with each day […], We no longer deem to tolerate this […] which is why they are to be banned from Perg henceforth […].  […] and We […] order Schlicken* the pledge-holder (“Pfand-Inhaber) of the dominion of Petschau as well as Elbogen to abolish the Jews [from these places] henceforth. […]” [Researcher’s note: *The text reads “Schlicken” though the text may be referring to the Count Schlick.]
Bondy, Gottlieb and Franz Dworsky: Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien; II 1577-1620 (History of Jews in Bohemia, Maehren, and Silesia; Vol. II 1577-1620); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/18/2017