Oct. 19, 1802

“Governmental Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] the Royal Imperial Chief Police Authority/Directive (‘k. k. Polizey-Oberdirection’) is instructed not to advise* (grant) an authorization/permit (‘Bewilligung”) to any Jew, who wishes to be present in Vienna merely to study, and who does not have any [other] significant reasons [for being here] that speak for him and [that] are worth considering […].” [Researcher’s note: Even though the text uses the word *’rathen’ (advise) here, it most likely means “grant/issue” in this context. This decree was issued after the government noticed that a large number of Jewish students were coming (from other hereditary lands) to Vienna to study science, even though – they felt that – these students could study these sciences just as well in those hereditary lands.]
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 11/20/2017