Sept. 30, 1842

“Law on the Legal Status of Jews,” issued by Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover [Present-day Germany]: “Art. 2 – Jews shall use only the Christian calendar in their contracts, trade ledgers, and any other legal transactions….Art. 6 – Jews are excluded from active and passive voting rights, in local as well as national elections, unless individual townships have already granted them such rights. Art. 7 – They are also excluded from holding any public office, whether local or national.”
Grotefend, G.A. (ed.). Die Gesetze und Verordnungen für die Provinz Hannover (Laws and Ordinances of Hanover Province). Schwann: Düsseldorf, 1879. Page 353. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/29/2020