Order by the Supreme Command of the SS: "Protective custody camps for youths" (Moringen, Uckermark, Litzmannstadt/Lodz) are to be erected and placed under the jurisdiction of the Central Security Office of the Reich (RSHA).
Beginning of the deportation of about 95,000 Jews from the federal territory Danzig (Stralsund, Scheidemuhl, Stettin), as well as from Vienna, Maehrisch-Ostrau, Brno, and Prague to the "Federal territory Lublinland." The brutality of the deportations from Stettin causes a sensation in the foreign press.
Edicts issued pertaining to Poles: "As a countermeasure to opposition movements and the failure to conform to work obligations, work education camps" are to be erected.
A commission of specialists from the German army and the SS make an on-site visit to Auschwitz.
The major ghetto in Lodz (Litzmannstadt), now containing 160,400 people, is changed into an enclosed ghetto, with the death penalty declared for any unauthorized departure from it.
Start of the Sinti and Roma (Gypsy) deportations from Germany proper into the Generalgouvernement.
Rudolf H?becomes commander of the new concentration camp Auschwitz.
RSHA (Central Security Office of the Reich) order: Local Gestapo stations may send protective custody requests and extensions using telegraphic services to Berlin.
The commander of the camp at Emsland, reporting to the justice administration, orders that "passive resistance" is to be broken by "direct force" (i.e., punished by beatings).
The first 728 Polish prisoners arrive in Auschwitz to construct the camp.
The first documents to justify the existence of "work education camps" are issued. The RSHA allows the construction of a camp in Hunswinkel near Luedenscheid. Other camps follow for test purposes.
SS-Sonderlager Hinzert and the annexed police detention camp are placed under the jurisdiction of the Inspector of Concentration Camps.
The first Dutch prisoners arrive at Buchenwald.
The security camp Schirmeck-Vorbruck is built in the annexed territory of Alsace.
Gross-Rosen in Lower Silesia becomes a satellite station of Sachsenhausen. (On May 10, 1941, it becomes an independent concentration camp.)
The first "protective custody camp for youths" (for male "pupils") is opened at Moringen.
Edicts pertaining to Poles are intensified.
Framework for orders pertaining to "restrictions for residence" (ghetto formation) for Jews in the Generalgouvernement. A major ghetto is created in Warsaw during October and November through the "closure" of many smaller ghettos in surrounding Jewish villages.
Himmler makes SS-Oberfuerer (Senior Colonel) Schmelt responsible for the "Jewish labor pool in Upper Silesia." (Organization Schmelt)
Jews from Baden and Pfalz are deported in nine freight trains that follow a westerly direction. The Jews are sent, among other places, to the internment camp at Gurs, France. During 1942 they were again deported, this time to the extermination camps in the east.
Order by the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers Party, i.e., Nazis): "To guarantee the cleanliness of German blood," companies are to establish houses of prostitution for their foreign laborers from allied countries, as well as for workers from the west. Only foreigners are permitted to be prostitutes.