A special court in Poznań sentenced a German woman to 4 months in prison for saying that the government in Germany would change soon and Hitler would be defeated.
Resistance fighters in Jarocin placed explosives on a fuel train. They exploded while the train was in motion, killing 25 German soldiers. ?
During a council for German generals in Poznań, Heinrich Himmler declared that the Jewish issue had been solved in Germany.
In Gross-Rosen concentration camp, the Germans killed 23 underground scouts from Poznań and Warthegau.
The Gestapo arrested 15 members of the Women’s Military Service, operating under the auspices of AK.
A raid by Allied Forces over Poznań. Civilians were killed (47 Poles and 35 Germans) together with an unknown number of soldiers.
With the consent of the German authorities, the funeral of 36 Poles, victims of the 9th April raid, took place at the cemetery in Główna street. The Germans allowed Bishop Walenty Dymek, who was under home arrest, to participate in the funeral.
Poznań was raided again by 100 American planes. The Focke-Wulf car factory in Krzesiny and the military airport were destroyed. Serious damage was also done to Focke-Wulf plants at the Poznań International Fair and a couple of other facilities. 25 Polish and 16 German civilians were killed.
In city forest inspectorate in Ostrów Wielkopolski the Gestapo discovered a store of arms belonging to the AK: they found 4 light machine-guns, 11 heavy machine guns, 12 revolvers, equipment for 4 radio stations and large amounts of munitions and explosives.
Arthur Greiser gave a speech in Inowrocław: “German rule in Wartherland is as obvious as the existence of sky above the earth”.
The number of Germans from the Black Sea region settled in Wartheland hit 200,000.
Military conspirators against Hitler gave major George Konrad Kisling, their representative in the 21st Military District in Poznań, instructions concerning actions aimed at taking power. The instructions included, among others, arresting Greiser. These were not implemented.
A demonstration of faithfulness to the Führer under the banner Unser Leben Adolf Hitler! (Our lives for Adolf Hitler!) took place in the Poznań University Aula.
Matthian Mayer, a doctor and SS officer, said, during a meeting of German doctors in Inowrocław:
“Polish children should not be treated, because there are already too many Poles; too many Polish children are born. It is not necessary to treat them and the national socialist policy of Germany does not require this“. On the same day, the Reich chess championship started in Poznań.
Arthur Greiser prohibited Germans from leaving Wartheland, with the exception of women and children brought from bombed Reich areas if they wanted to return to their previous homes, and youths from Poznań and Łódź, which were the cities most endangered by raids.
Greiser left for Łódź to stop the mass flight of Germans to the Reich. He ordered the confiscation of large amounts of luggage prepared for transport.
This day is presumed to be the day of liquidation of the Łódź ghetto. The last large transport from Litzmannstadt ghetto left for the Auschwitz camp. This was the largest ghetto in Nazi Europe, with the longest operating period. Altogether 70,000 Jews were transported from there in August.
By this day, 6,000 rail cars with goods plundered from Warsaw, where the uprising was in progress, had arrived in Wartheland.
Greiser ordered the organisation of Volkssturm i.e. divisions consisting of young people and the elderly.
According to Greiser’s declaration, the total number of Germans in Warthegau hit 1,250,000.
According to official German statistics, 435,167 Poles from Warthegau had been evicted and 194,428 resettled within Warthegau.
Commander-in-chief of the disciplinary police in Wartheland stated that by this date 100 instances of appearances of partisan groups in Miedzychód, Chodzież, Szamotuły and Oborniki districts had been noted.
During a field session in Kalisz of the People’s Tribunal from Berlin seven Germans were sentenced to death, two more to 5 years and one to 10 years of high-security prison for cooperating with the Polish resistance.
On this day 712 people, including 126 women were being in the jail in Młyńska street in Poznań.