Nov. 25, 1830

Ordinance, issued by the Department of the Interior of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “In order to prevent the surreptitious entry by Polish Jews, and to ensure payment of their entry fee, only those Polish Jews desiring to visit as merchants shall be admitted who plan to enter to buy, show the necessary means to travel, and are, to that end, in possession of at least 10 thalers. Even those Polish Jews who claim that they only plan to stay one single day abroad shall deposit the sum of the entry fee at the customs office, but get a full reimbursement as long as they return to their country on the same day and through the same customs office.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens im Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 295. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/14/2020