Jul. 29, 1699

“’Cooking/Fermentation Kitchens’ and unlawful presence of Jews in Vienna” decree issued on behalf of the Kaiser to the Lower-Austrian government [Lower-Austria; Present-day Austria]: “From His R. M., also to Hungary and Bohemia […] and Archduke of Austria […] it is said to occur that Jews have ‘cooking/fermentation’ kitchens (Garkuchel) – one in Ofenloch* and some outside of the city and that they are present here without the gracious consent […] that is why H. R. M. orders the government that the ‘cooking/fermentation’ kitchens are to be ceased and that Jews without a Passport are to be expelled and those who return receive corporal punishment.” [Researcher’s note: “Ofenloch” (sometimes also known as “Ofenlucke”) is today’s famous “Kleeblattgasse” in the heart of Vienna.]
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918; p. 266, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/15/2016 ADD ENGLISH TRANSLATION