Jul. 7, 1656

“Expulsion of Jews Across the Borders” issued by Duke Fredrick William of Prussia [Present-day Lithuania / East Prussia]: “Because we are concerned about the loyalty and treachery of the Jews, we order that all Jews – whether under the protection of the nobility or the Roman feudal lords – and no matter under what circumstances – are to made to understand without doubt that they are to get out of our domain [region] and borders to Somogitia.”
Stern, Selma: Der Preussische Staat und die Juden, Vol. 1. (The Prussian State and the Jews), (1962) p. 149-150 Berliner Staats Archiv R7 – 106 I., Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/30/2015