This day in Jewish history / Hungarian Jews receive protection
A commission to study the situation of Hungarian Jews convened on this day in 1791 following a decree by the king that their situation should not worsen.
On February 7, 1791, the Hungarian Diet, the legislative institution established in the Middle Ages, appointed a commission to study the situation of the Jews of Hungary. This followed the approval by King Leopold II on January 10 of the De Judaeis bill, which effectively offered the Jews protection against any worsening of their situation.
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