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This section presents Boleslaw the Pious's 1264 Polish Jewish Charter, AKA "The Statute of Kalisz" or "The Kalisz Charter" and its presumed ancestor, the 1244 Jewish Charter of Duke Frederick "the Belligerent" of Austria (not to be confused with Emperor Frederick II.). There is also a list from Weinryb [1973] of other (mostly Polish) Jewish charters.

Additional Jewish Charters ("charters on behalf of the Jews" might be more accurate) can be found in

We have two sources of English translations for the 1244 & 1264 charters:


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