Jun. 7, 1585

“Mandate” issued by Bishop Ernst von Mengersdorf [Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg; Present-day Germany]: “[Requires ‘Jews and Jewesses’ who have ‘snuck in to the Prince-Bishopric Bamberg’ to leave ‘within 4 months’ …] primarily because you (Jews) have purchased stolen and looted foreign goods from robbers, murderers, thieves and such harmful rabble and indicated to them by rewarding them that you are further willing to trade with such goods and have therefore promoted and given way to murder, robbery and thievery and have encouraged uncertainly, incitement and cause. […]”
Schirnaidel – Bis auf die Gegenwart; zugleich ein Rückblick auf das Hochstift Bamberg von Michael Pfister, Domkapitular. (Schirnaidel* – Until the Present; at the same time a review of the Hochstift Bamberg by Michael Pfister, Head or the Cathedral-Chapter); (Bamberg; 1891); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/10/2018