Dec. 14, 1695

“Edict” issued by Eberhard von Danckelmann* on behalf of Fredrick III [Present-day Germany; Margraviate of Brandenburg]: “We, Fredrick the III, Margrave of Brandenburg by grace of God […] have noticed to our displeasure that a lot of Jews settle in our cities without our gracious permission and pursue trade and business […] we have deigned to order that […] unprotected Jews who are found in any of our cities are stopped using any means necessary to pay the common protection-fee, and then expelled from the land. That is why we prohibit all of our officers and magistrates in all of our cities herewith to accept or to tolerate any Jew without our special concession, but to rather remove such Jews immediately. If a protected Jew wishes to host another, he may do so for no more than 3 days under any circumstances. The host, the foreigner or even if necessary, the entire Jewry in a particular community shall be required to pay one Ducats for each 24 hours they overstays this limit. […]” [Researcher’s note: Eberhard von Danckelmann served as Prime Minister of Brandenburg-Prussia from 1692-97.]
Des Corporis Constitutionum Marchicarum, Fünffter Theil. Von Polizey-Hochzeit-Kindtauffen-Begräbniß und Trauer- Kleider- auch Feuer-Gassen und anderen zur Polizei gehörigen Ordnungen, deren Städte Anbau, Manufacturen- Commercien- Woll- und Handwercks-Sachen, Dorff- und Acker- Bauer- Schäffer- Hirten- Gesinde-Ordnungen, und andren das Land-Wesen und Acker-Bau betreffenden Materien, item von Medicinal-Ordnungen, Chirurgis, Apotheckern, Pest-Anstalten, Vieh-Sterben. Scharffrichtern, Abdeckern, Schweinschneidern, Landstreichern, Zigeunern, Juden, Wirths-Häusern, und dergleichen. In Fünff Abtheilungen. (“Regarding the constitution of margraviate. Fifth part. Pertaining to police, marriage, baptism, funeral, mourning, clothing as well as fire-alley and other police ordinances, of city planning/building, manufacturing, commerce, wool, and other craftsmanships, village, farm and famers and shepherds, herdsmen, servant ordinances, and other matters pertaining to land-ownership and farming, as well as medical ordinances, surgery, apothecary, plague-institutions, and dying of cattle. Executioners/slaughterers. skinners, pork-cutters, tramps, gypsies, Jews, Inns/Taverns and the like. In five divisions.”);  Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/28/2019 ADD PAGE #