Aug. 10, 1840

Ordinance, issued by the government of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “Part I: Regarding the Treatment of Dead Bodies – Section 3: The face of a deceased person may, if Jewish ritual laws even prescribe concealing it, be covered with the burial cloth only in a manner that leaves nose and mouth completely free.”
Kletke, M.G. (ed.). Organisation des Judenwesens in Großherzogthum Posen (Organization of Jewish Affairs in the Grand Duchy of Posen). Heymann: Berlin, 1843. Page 174. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 4/1/2020