General Alfred Jodl, Chief of the Army Leadership Staff, issues a directive telling everyone that Himmler's SS will be allowed to do whatever they want in pursuit of the Nazi Party's agenda.
"In the operation area of the Army, the Reichsführer SS [Heinrich Himmler] is granted special responsibilities by order of the Führer for the preparation of the political administration; these special responsibilities arise from the ultimate decisive struggle between two opposing political systems. In the context of these responsibilities, the Reichsführer SS will act independently and at his own risk."
What this means, in effect, is that Himmler's SS will be given wide latitude to do pretty much as they please when the German army moves through new territory. The task of the SS will be to locate and eliminate threats to the Nazi regime and the German military will have no authority to even question their decisions, much less interfere.