Feb. 14, 1805

“Decree” issued by the Royal Court Chancellery [Present-day Austria]: “[…] In order to avoid desertion, Jews, who are soldiers, should not be allowed to go on leave/vacation to their homeland or to an area where they will be among other Jews; unless it was demanded by their Jewish community leaders (‘Juden-Gemeindevorstehern’) who would [otherwise] be held responsible for their escape. Furthermore, the Jewish communities, local authorities, and dominions are not to permit them (the soldiers) to walk around in Jewish garb, or to let their beards and hairs grow in a Jewish manner. […]”
Beyträge zur Politischen Gesetzeskunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate. Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim); Erster Band. (Wien; 1821) (Contributions to the Political Jurisprudence in the Austrian Imperial State. Volume I; Edited/Published by Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Count of Barth-Barthenheim)); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/16/2017