Feb. 28, 1917

“Ordinance” of the Royal Chancellery [Present-day Austria]: “[…] 2) Widows of tolerated [Jews], who have been granted toleration after the regulation of May 9, 1807, should on the other hand*, leave their family constellation (‘Familienstellen’)** if they do not take over the [trade] activities of the[ir] deceased [husbands] and in such cases, the government is to verify this and make sure at once whether the widow should be required to take her children along with her or whether they should be left with the oldest son or the brother who continues the paternal toleration […] because otherwise, when these /get married, the number of Israeli-families would greatly increase. […]” [Researcher’s note: A distinction was made between a) widows of Jews who had been granted toleration [permits] before the regulation of May 9, 1807, and b) those who were awarded toleration [permits] after that date. Widows who fit the first category were permitted to remain with their children in the land while widows of the second category faced stricter restrictions. **‘Familienstellen’ were established by the government and consisted of a fixed number of spots for Jews in an attempt to limit their numbers in a community.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/24/2017 ADD PAGE #