A report drawn up on 10 October 1946 by the Communal Commission of the commune of Zaborów (district of Warsaw) for the Investigation of German Crimes, concerning the execution of Jan Milej and his two sons, and the burning down of his house in 1939.
The following man was examined in the case:
1) the leader of the community of Hornówek, Ignacy Filipiak, who having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations or ones inconsistent with the truth, testified as follows:
In 1939, during the offensive against Warsaw, the passing German forces burned down Jan Milej’s house. Three or four days later, after an unknown person accused Milej of possessing weapons, some Germans drove up and ordered Widawski to dig a hole in a certain spot, from which they recovered ammunition and parts of automatic weapons.
In the meantime they caught one of Milej’s sons – who was trying to escape – and, while driving with him in their vehicle, stumbled upon the father, who was walking along the road to Laski; they detained him, too. They then took his other son, who lived in Izabelin, and drove all three of them to Laski, where they were probably shot.
Stanisław Widawski was present the whole time, and, when the Milejs were being lined up in the forest to be executed, he was ordered to run. Therefore Widawski did not witness the execution itself. There is no doubt at all that the victims are dead, for not one of them has given a sign of life to the present day.
I am fully prepared to repeat my testimony – accompanied by the witness mentioned above, Stanisław Widawski – under oath whenever so requested.