This Day in Jewish History / Kalisz Statute Gives Polish Jews Landmark Civil Rights Protections

Charter issued in 1264 has been described as one of the first attempts at delineating 'human rights' in the modern sense of the phrase.

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On September 8, 1264, Boleslau the Pious, duke of Greater Poland, issued the General Charter of Jewish Liberties. Better known as the Kalisz Statute, the charter contained a set of 36 conditions mandating the...