Otwock, 7 June 1946. Investigating judge [illegible surname] heard the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the significance of the oath, the witness was sworn and testified as follows:

Name and surname Ludwik Baran
Age 28 years old
Names of parents Bolesław and Stanisława, née [illegible]
Place of residence Otwock, Piłsudskiego Street 3
Occupation laborer
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties none

During the Warsaw Uprising, in August 1944, I lived in Warsaw at Olesińska Street 5, opposite Puławska Street 49 and 51. On 3 August the Germans and “Ukrainians” herded the people from the neighboring buildings to the house at no. 5/7 on Olesińska Street, and an execution of civilians began there. After this execution, I [illegible] 13 people. Together with my wife and child, I was also to be executed. We were all in the house at Olesińska Street 5. When this house was showered with grenades by the Germans and then blown up, the Poles had to flee. Along with my wife and child, I somehow managed to survive, but others – while running away – were executed with machine guns placed on the roofs of the property at Puławska Street 51.

I did not know Malinowski and [illegible]. I cannot provide any personal details concerning that man.

The executed people were civilians, not [illegible]. Many children were also killed.

There were no announcements in newspapers or leaflets either before or after the execution.

I don’t know the surnames of the people who were shot or executed.

That is all; the report was read out.

Upon clarifying the matter, the Court decided to return [illegible] to the Warsaw-City Division of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland.