<p><strong>June 6</strong><br />The Minister of the Interior for the Reich and Prussia issues a decree addressing “the Gypsy plague.” The decree officially recognizes many regulations and restrictions already in place at the local level on <a href="/narrative/6716/en">Roma</a> (Gypsies) residing in Germany. Under its authority, state and local police forces round up Roma as well as other persons who they deem to be behaving in “a Gypsy-like manner.”</p>
<p><strong>June 17, 1936</strong><br />Hitler appoints <em>Reichsführer-SS</em> (SS chief) <a href="/narrative/10813/en">Heinrich Himmler</a> Chief of German Police.</p>
<p><strong>June 26, 1936</strong><br />SS chief Himmler establishes two SS and police main offices: 1) the Security Police Main Office (<em>Hauptamt Sicherheitspolizei</em>; HA Sipo), under command of SS General Reinhard Heydrich, includes Gestapo and Criminal Police detective forces (<em>Kriminalpolizei</em>; Kripo); and 2) the Order Police Main Office (<em>Hauptamt Ordnungspolizei</em>; HA Orpo), under command of SS General Kurt Daluege, unifies all of the uniformed police forces in Germany.</p>
<p><strong>July 12 </strong><br />The SS establishes the <a href="/narrative/6810/en">Sachsenhausen</a> concentration camp near Oranienburg, located to the north of <a href="/narrative/5908/en">Berlin</a>, Germany. By September, German authorities have imprisoned about 1,000 people in the camp.</p>
<p><strong>July 16</strong><br /><img class="image-embed embedded-narrative" src="/narrative/4519/thumb" alt="Marzahn internment camp for Roma (Gypsies)" data-narrative-stem-id="4519" data-narrative-slug="marzahn-internment-camp-for-roma-gypsies" data-narrative-type-name="photo" data-narrative-type-id="43" data-narrative-langcode="en" data-narrative-width="half" />German authorities order the arrest and forcible relocation of all Roma (Gypsies) in the Greater Berlin area to a special camp in the Berlin suburb of Marzahn. Beginning in 1938 the authorities began to deport Roma from Marzahn to other concentration camps.</p>
<p><strong>August 1</strong><br />The Summer <a href="/narrative/7139/en">Olympic Games open in Berlin</a>, attended by athletes and spectators from countries around the world. The Olympic Games are a propaganda success for the Nazi government, as German officials make every effort to portray Germany as a respectable member of the international community. They remove anti-Jewish signs from public display and restrain anti-Jewish activities. In response to pressure from foreign Olympic delegations, Germany also includes one part-Jew, the fencer Helene Mayer, on its Olympic team. Germany also lifts anti-homosexuality laws for foreign visitors for the duration of the games.</p>
<p><strong>August 28</strong><br />German authorities implement mass arrests of <a href="/narrative/5070/en">Jehovah's Witnesses</a> in Germany. Most are sent to concentration camps.</p>

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