Dec. 24, 1798

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] Furthermore, no Jew, who faces expulsion or whose removal may have been ordered because of his prolonged stay, shall be granted an extension [for residency] on the grounds of wanting [to receive] schooling in the Christian belief, because he may receive such instructions just as well somewhere else rather than in Vienna, and if his intentions are sincere, he will receive such [schooling]. Equally no special regard is to be paid to Jews who have been expelled from Vienna, on the grounds that they want to become Christians, since they can carry out their plan elsewhere/in another place just as well. […]”
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/4/2017 ADD PAGE #