January 20-26: Mass "transports" of Theresienstadt Jews are sent to Auschwitz.
The German Sixth Army is annihilated near Stalingrad.
A German Red Cross delegation visits Theresienstadt.
A first "transport" is sent to the "Family Camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The children of Bialystok are sent from Theresienstadt to be murdered in Birkenau.
A count of the Jews in the Theresienstadt Ghetto is conducted, and Jakob Edelstein is arrested for a discrepancy between the results of the count and the number of Jews registered in the card index.
A second "transport" is sent to the "Family Camp" in Birkenau. Edelstein, his wife Miriam and son Arieh are sent on this "transport".