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19 August 1509 Johannes Pfefferkorn implements Padua Mandate Confiscating Jewish books #otdimjh

On 19 August 1509, Emperor Maximilian signed the infamous Padua Mandate, thereby authorizing confiscation of Jewish books in the Holy Roman Empire on the grounds that they contained elements that were heretical, blasphemous and libelous. The emperor also claimed that … Continue reading

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