Apr. 9, 1704

“Jewish Contributions,” directive from the Court Chamber of the Archduke of Austria to the Court Chancellery [Austria]: “Jews subject to the Oppenheimer Privilege are to disburse forced loans [to the archduke] with a 6% interest rate. Repayment terms and collateral shall be determined on a case-by-case basis. Those in non-compliance shall be threatened with high penalties, including deportation.” [Researcher’s note: the Oppenheimer Privilege refers to Samuel Oppenheimer’s special permission to settle in the heart of Vienna, which was subsequently expanded to include some of the capital’s wealthiest Jews.]
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien (1526-1847), Vol. I. A.F. Pribram. Vienna, 1918. p. 272. Accessed online; Translated by Dominik Jacobs 3/20/2016 ADD ENGLISH TRANSLATION