Mar 082008

 I think you have previously done some research on Prussia and not sure if you are aware of the following extract taken from Iron Kingdom – The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark:

In 1730, Frederick William 1 issued a General Jewry Regulation that restricted Jewish trade, forbade Jews to practice in guild-controlled artisan crafts or to peddle wares in the cities, and prohibited them from purchasing houses.

There were further restrictions in 1750, but I would have thought that if the Lietzens/Jacobs were in Glass making at that time, which I suspect they were, this would surely have forced them out. I will investigate further the 1750 restrictions but at first glance they do look as bad as those in 1730[Peter Wales]See ROYAL PRUSSIA[Phil Kirby]

More on the Jews in Prussia/Germany.[Phil Kirby]

If you want to know about West Prussia take a look[Phil Kirby]

More resources[Phil Kirby]


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