1st January
The Reich Lieutenant ordered the few Polish musical groups still playing in pubs, bars and restaurants to be replaced with German bands.

9th January
12 Poles, including one woman, were beheaded in Poznań.

15th January
The first issue of Wartheland monthly appeared in book stores. Zeitschrift für Aufbau und Kultur im Deutschen Osten (Magazine on reconstruction and cultures of the German East).

18th January
The Gestapo arrested Stefan Piotrowski, a vet, one of the organisers of the underground National Party.

24th January
The Wartheland authorities stated that religious services for Poles were also attended by NSDAP members with the party badge on their lapel and by German officials in uniform. Such conduct was deemed unworthy of the Germans and retribution was ordered.

28th January
16 Poles were guillotined in Poznań. The Gestapo arrested more than 200 members of the underground National Party.

5th February
The beginning of the third wave of evictions from Warthegau. This operation was not as extended as planned, mostly because of a lack of transport, as it was needed by the Wehrmacht, preparing for invasion of the Soviet Union. In this phase, out of the planned 250,000, only 25,000 were resettled by 15th March.

7th February
A special court in Inowrocław convicted a German from the Baltic countries, Ludwik Henning, to one year’s imprisonment for providing financial help to a Jewish women in exchange for intimate relations.

21st February
Police raided Poznań in order to find unemployed Poles.

28th February
On this day 172 people awaited capital punishment in the jail in Młyńska street.

In February 1941 the Central Resettlement Office in Łódź confiscated 40,000 marks, gold and jewellery worth 50,000 marks from Poles in transition camps.

Meeting of the Council of SS settlement board in Warthegau. SS officers feared that “in the light of increasing difficulties in resettling Poles to the General Government”, it should be taken into account that “for the foreseeable future Poles would still live in Warthegau.”

1st March
In Kalisz, the Gestapo arrested all the Franciscan monks.

12th March
In Poznań, the Gestapo discovered a secret radio station and a printing plant belonging to the National Party.

15th March
Between 13th and 15th of March, police evicted ca. 600 patients from the mental asylum in Kochanówka near Łódź. They were all murdered.

18th March
As part of General German Culture Day, Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda of the Third Reich, arrived in Poznań. The Reichgautheater with a large stage (the Opera building) and a small stage (the Polish Theatre building) was opened.

6th April
The German invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece.

12th April
The Gestapo arrested about 80 members of the underground Black Legion organisation that was founded in 1939/1940 in Gostyń.

13th April
An underground concert, featuring among others Gertruda Konatkowska, took place in the apartment of the Szafarkiewicz family in Poznań.

15th April
In Kazimierz Biskupi, police killed at least several hundred Jews from various towns in Wartheland by firing squad.

16th April
A special court sentenced 9 Poles to 2 to 10 years of maximum security prison for illegally listening to foreign radio.

20th April
The German authorities founded the Reich University in Poznań.

24th April
Greiser issued a resolution prohibiting Germans from attending religious services for Poles. Anyone who infringed this resolution would end in a concentration camp.

27th April
117 Poles paid fines in Inowrocław for failing to salute Germans.

1st May
A labour camp for Jews was created in the City Stadium in Poznań. 1,000 people were placed there. It was the central site for 11 smaller labour camps for Jews in Poznań and its vicinity.

3rd May
The Gestapo arrested rev. Józef Prądzyński, co-founder of the Homeland resistance organisation, co-organiser of the Government Delegature Office in Poznań.

9th May
The Gestapo evicted 58 Polish children from the Catholic orphanage in Pleszew.

27th May
The German authorities in Wartheland prohibited Polish priests from offering religious services to Germans.

9th June
Another stage of killings in Warthegau mental asylums: 58 patients from the Gostyń asylum were murdered in car gas chambers. Immediately after that 82 patients from Warta, 150 from Kochanów near Łódź, and 158 from Dziekanka near Gniezno were killed.

18th June
The commanding SS and police officer in Wartheland suspended Adolf Janowski, a police officer from Prussia, for maintaining social contacts with a Polish family.

22th June
Beginning of the Soviet-German war.

12th July
A labour camp for Jews was created along the Antoninek-Swarzędz rail route. About 1,200 people were placed there.

15th July
Prof Konrad Meyer, head of the planning department of the Reich Committee for Reinforcement of the German Lands, presented a new version of the General Eastern Plan. It assumed that after Germany won the war, more than 30 million people would be resettled.

16th July
Head of the Resettlement Office in Poznań, Hoeppner, informed his superior, Eichmann, that the team dealing with Jewish issues in Warthegau was convinced that because of food supply difficulties to be expected in the forthcoming winter, “Jews unable to work” should be “dealt with by some rapid means”.

26th July
The Gestapo arrested Adolf Bniński, the Government Delegate for the Polish Western Lands.

28th July
President of the Central Resettlement Office in Łódź (Krumey) noted that even though resettlements of Polish people to the General Government had been suspended following the Wehrmacht order connected with the situation in the East, 5,000 Poles had still been placed in transition camps to make space for Germans from Bessarabia and Bukowina awaiting accommodation. “The moment when the transport ban is abolished and rail traffic to the General Government resumes has not even approximately been specified by the relevant authorities”.

3rd August
In the underground football championship of Poznań, KS Wilda defeated KS Strzelecka 5-1, and KS Dębiec finished their match with KS Górczyn in a 3-3 draw.

9th August
The Reich Lieutenant banned producers and merchants from selling fruit to Poles. At the same time, he prohibited Polish people from buying fruit.

10th September
Greiser issued a resolution allowing Polish men to marry only once they were 28, and Polish women once they were 25.

7th October
11 Poles were guillotined in Poznań. Between 5th and 7th October the Gestapo arrested 350 priests in Łódź administrative district, 123 in the Poznań district and 101 in the Inowrocław district.

12th October
In Biernatki, police ended three-days of executions during which 125 Jews from Kalisz were killed.

23rd October
An exhibition entitled Planung und Aufbau im Osten (Planning and restoration in the East) opened in Poznań.

7th November
In response to a complaint filed by the Vienna theologian, Prof. Gustav Entz concerning the destruction of Christian symbols in Wartheland, Greiser wrote: “The Führer did not send me here to […] protect yellowed pictures of saints, but to create a future land for the German nation.”

8th December
In Chełmno upon Ner Germans started mass killing of Jews with gas.

28th December
Police in Ostrów Wielkopolski used force to remove furs and muffs from Polish women.