1 January 26 1950, Warsaw. Trainee judge Irena Skonieczna, acting as a member of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, interviewed the undermentioned person, who testified as follows:

Name and surname Maria Patyrowska, née Dziużyńska
Date and place of birth 8 December 1906, Ciechanów
Parents’ names Piotr and Petronela, née Wróblewska
Father’s occupation laborer
State affiliation and nationality Polish
Religious affiliation Catholic
Education elementary school
Occupation embroideress
Place of residence Warsaw, Chmielna Street 34, flat 14
Criminal record none

At the moment when the Warsaw Uprising began, I was in the house at Chmielna Street 34. The house had been home to Dr. Weber’s clinic already before 1 August 1944. In the first days of the Uprising the clinic was turned into an insurgent hospital, mostly a surgical one. Until 6 October 1944 there were no Germans in our area. That day, Wehrmacht soldiers entered our house and said that all the healthy people had to leave the area by noon the following day. Dr. Weber, Dr. Mazurek, who worked at the railway hospital in the Praga district, and a number of people from the medical personnel, including myself, remained with the wounded. I don’t know where they are or what they are doing today. The rest of the people went to the Western Railway station, from where they were to be transported to the transit camp in Pruszków. The following day the Germans – from the Wehrmacht – evacuated the hospital. All the severely wounded were taken in ambulances to the railway station, from where they were to be delivered to different hospitals. I don’t know what happened to the heavily wounded. On 9 October, the lightly wounded and the rest of the personnel from the hospital at Chmielna Street 34 left Warsaw. Dr. Weber managed to secure two cars from the Germans by saying that we were with the Polish Red Cross post. In this way, instead of being taken to the camps, we were transported to Mszczonów, 50 kilometers from Warsaw.

I haven’t heard of any other crimes committed by the Germans in this area.

Dr. Mazurek may know something about what happened to the heavily wounded taken from our hospital.

At this point the report was brought to a close and read out.