Jan. 14, 1834

Law #1436, issued by the Supreme President of the Province of Posen [Present-day Germany]: “II. The heads of synagogues are to be told to produce rosters of all adult Israelites who belong to their synagogue, including their residence, family members servants and domestics. A layout for these rosters shall be prepared, and an appropriate number of copies printed. III. Not only can the heads of synagogues be held personally responsible for the completeness and accuracy of these rosters, but they may also be forced, by way of administrative punishments, to furnish the same within a deadline to be determined by the royal government offices. XIV. In order to control and to advance the school attendance of Jewish children in particular, school superintendents are hereby mandated to pay special attention to this matter, and to furnish the government periodically with tardiness, attendance and detention lists of Jewish children. XVIII. The royal government offices are to compile rosters of each of the following: a) Israelites to be naturalized, b) Israelites to be tolerated, c) Israelites to be sent back to their homeland.”
Kletke. M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens in Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 11. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/30/2020