Dec. 1, 1572

“Imperial Order” of Emperor Maximilian II [Present-day Austria]: “[…] all Jews shall have left the land by Palm Sunday of 1573. […] Those who have abstained from their erroneous Jewish beliefs [and] have turned to Christianity and have converted to the true Christian faith and want to continue to remain Christians […] those shall receive Royal grace and shall have Christian love bestowed upon them. […]” [Researcher’s note: The Jews were able to get several extension for the expulsion order; however, on December 22, 1575, all Jews were ordered to leave the land for good. Before they could leave, they were asked to pay the “Urbar-Tax” in full; and the Jew Chaim was asked to pay the debts of all Jews who were deceased.”]
Wolf, Gerson: Geschichte der Juden in Wien (1156-1876); (Wien, 1876); (Wolf, Gerson: History of the Jews in Vienna (1156-1876); (Vienna, 1876); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/26/2017 ADD PAGE #