Ujlaki Gyorgy <ujlaki.gyorgy@...>
Touvia Goldstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1999.01.25. 20:08:49 -8h-kor
WHERE IS IT POSSIBLE TO READ THE ACTUAL EMANCIPATION ACT OF
EMPEROR JOSEPH 2?
Yes! Hungarian Jews were emancipated by the force of Law 1867:XVII.
In my rough translation:
1§. The Israelite population of the country is declared to hold all the civil and
political rights as the Christian population.
2§. All legislation, customs and decrees that contradicts this law are abbrogated.
Source of the Hungarian translation: Laszlo Gonda, A zsidosag Magyarorszagon.
1526-1945. Budapest 1992. p.270.
Original source: Csiky Kalman, et al: Corpus Juris Hungarici. 1836-1868.
Budapest, 1896. p. 354.
The Kaiser und Konig (Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary) was not Joseph
II! And it was not an imperial act, but a law proposed by count Gyula
Andrassy and passed by the Hungarian Parliament. It was passed without a
Joseph II DID NOT emancipate the Jews of Hungary! On March 31, 1783 he
published a decree, titled SYSTEMATICA GENTIS JUDAICAE REGULATION
(Regulation pertaining the Jewish people). It decreed among others: Jews could
settle in free royal cities, rent land, manufacture, trade, but must not infringe the
hereditary rights of nobles and guilds. Hebrew could be used only in liturgy. After
his death most of his decrees were revoked.
HOW WAS THE ENFORCING OF FAMILY NAMES TAKEN CARE IN THE
PRACTICE? HOW WHERE THE FEES CHARGED? BAY WHICH AUTHORITY?
Most probably it depended on the local authorities.
SRE THERE ANY RECORDS OF THIS MASSIVE LEGAL INSTRUCTION AND
WHERE ARE THEY KEPT?
Most probably the were not preserved.
Gyorgy Ujlaki, Budapest, Hungary