Jul. 2, 1620

Directive of the Lower-Austrian government and chamber to the Contribution Commissioner Hurlacher [Present-day Austria]: “[…] that if the Jews are refusing to pay the required contributions, the commissioners are to proceed with the ‘execution in all seriousness.'” [Researcher’s note: An earlier decree required Jews to pay 17,000 Gulden to the “war payment office.” A similar directive was sent to Commissioner Blum on July 4, 1620]
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 54; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/29/2016