Greiser issued a secret order to rid Wartheland of Jews. The Lieutenant ordered the Polish population to cede all skiing equipment by 6th January.
The German authorities turned St. Margaret’s church in Poznań into a warehouse for confiscated Polish book collections.
The District Authorities of the Wolsztyn district ordered obligatory examinations of racial features in the Polish population.
The authorities in the Łódź district informed the president of the administrative authority that 11 marriages have been contracted illegally (i.e. by Polish men under 28 or Polish women under 25) in the territory subordinate to him. 12 Poles were guillotined in Poznań.
In Poznań underground fighters set fire to military warehouses in river harbour area. The German authorities estimated losses at over a million marks. This was the largest diversion operation (called operation Bollwerk) during the occupation in Poznań.
By this day Gestapo confiscated 413,547.80 marks from Berlin and Emden Jews transported to the Łódź ghetto.
Himmler issued a resolution providing an amnesty for young Poles with good racial features condemned to death for intimate contacts with German women, on condition that they subscribe to the German national list.
The German authorities prohibited sales of fruit, cauliflower and onion to Poles; additionally between 1st and 31st May it was prohibited to sell them lettuces, (horse)radish, carrots or kohlrabi, whereas selling them cucumbers, tomatoes, beans and savoy cabbage was prohibited between 1st May and 20th July.
The Regional Gestapo Office in Poznań informed the national authorities of Polish musicians and singers touring the towns and villages of Wartheland. The were singing songs about Sikorski, the defence of Warsaw and the like, so the Gestapo considered this a form of Polish resistance movement.
The Lieutenant prohibited sales of fish and crayfish to Polish people.
The Gestapo uncovered the Retaliation Association, active in Poznań since 1940, which constituted the diversion and combat division of the Union of Armed Struggle. Senior assistant at Poznań University, Franciszek Witasek, PhD, was the leader. The organisation produced mini thermal bombs, substances causing diseases in animals and delayed-reaction poisons. Polish waiters added these to meals and drinks, killing German police officers and soldiers.
A special court in Łódź sentenced a Polish woman to two years in a penal camp for calling a German police officer a Fritz and bastard.
4 members of the Black Legion resistance organisation from Gostyń were beheaded in Dresden.
Rev. Józef Prądzyński died in Dachau concentration camp. He was a co-founder of the Homeland underground organisation, co-creator of the Government Delegation in land incorporated into the Reich, one of the most distinguished members of the opposition in Wielkopolska.
The German authorities stated that based on their racial examinations in the Wolsztyn district 7.8% of Poles are suitable for Germanisation.
The Labour Office in Poznań directed more than 300 Polish children, aged 8 to 12, to pick forest fruits.
A special court in Inowrocław sentenced a Polish woman to 18 months in the penal camp for signing the Rota together with her brother in their private flat.
In Oborniki, police carried out mass raids in the streets and searches of Polish flats.
Cyryl Ratajski, the pre-war mayor of Poznań and a Government Delegate since December 1940, died in Warsaw.
The underground magazine “Western Polish Land” was issued in Warsaw. The monthly supplement of Rzeczpospolita Polska informed about the situation in the lands incorporated into the Reich in its November issue: “Poles are not only not allowed to think that the land will return once more to the Polish state. They are not allowed to think at all, not allowed to study and develop intellectually. Not a single library, public or private, has been left. In the whole Western land there is not a single Polish book store, and a book found at home during an inspection is a significant burden. Printed Polish can only be seen in posters with death sentences”.
A special court in Poznań sentenced Leon Stoszczyński to death for delivering 50 loaves of bread to Jewish camp. A special court in Poznań sentenced a Polish woman from Kłębowo to 8 years in a penal camp for her refusal to help in harvesting potatoes and calling the German from Bukowina who supervised this work a German bastard.
An Underground Report on the situation in Western Land no 2 (covering the period until 10th December 1942) reported many instances of lawlessness in courts:
A Polish woman from Ostrów Wielkopolski has been sentenced to 5 months in a labour camp for smiling at an English prisoner of war in the street. Another woman from the same city has been given the same sentence for giving a roll to a prisoner. An emergency court has sentenced a 15-year old girl to 3 months in a penal camp for giving a cigarette to a prisoner of war. A boy working in a mineral water production plant has been sentenced to a couple of months in a penal camp for drinking fruit juice at work. A farm worker from Lisowice estate near Lwówek has been sentenced by an emergency court in Łódź to 5 years in a penal camp for defending a child who was being beaten by a German woman.
In an extermination camp in Chełmno upon Ner the Germans killed 170,000 Jews from Warthegau between 8th December 1941 and the end of December 1942.
From the beginning of war to December 1942 the German authorities resettled 491,417 Polish citizens to the General Government or within Warthegau