This facsimile shows the Law on Freedom of Religion, which consisted of a single paragraph that came into effect on July 3, 1869. Without specifically mentioning Protestants or Catholics, Christians or non-Christians, it ensured the formal, legal emancipation of the Jews in all territories of the North German Confederation.

Legal Emancipation of the Jews (July 3, 1869)


Source: Law on the “Equality of Confessions in Civil and Civic Relations” of July 3, 1869. Print (1869).
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