Apr. 20, 1826

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to Madam Court Counsellor A. Gerson née David [Present-day Denmark]: “On the grounds of your application, you, who profess to the Mosaic faith, shall be allowed to convert to the Catholic religion; you are made aware, however, that in this case, there is something to remember – namely, that the baptism shall be performed in silence.” [Researcher’s note: This decision by the Danish Chancellery is one of many in a pattern that adds one last, formalized ignominy to the Jewish life left behind by converts – be it a silent baptism in this example, or a baptism at home instead of in church (see 4/12/1828), or a “tentative” baptism requiring years of follow-up supervision (see 9/1/1829).]
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 463. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/6/2020