Kielce, 28 August 1948. Marian Poniewierka from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, acting on the instructions of the Prosecutor from the District Court in Kielce, with the participation of reporter Stefan Młodawski, heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Władysław Dziuba
Parents’ names Antoni and Wiktoria, née Chabel
Age 53 years old
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation shoemaker
Place of residence Kielce, Zagnańska Street 20

The camp in Kielce on Jasna Street (the so-called small camp) was established in August 1944 and closed around November 1944. There were only Jews in the camp.

On average, there were some 1,500 prisoners in the camp. During its period of operation, about 5,000 people passed through the camp. Upon its liquidation, some prisoners were deported, and those who could not walk on their own were killed by the Germans on the road.

The prisoners worked very hard in the Ludwików and Henryków companies. I don’t know how the prisoners were fed, as Poles didn’t have access to the camp.

There was an infirmary in the camp and the prisoners received medical assistance. As for deaths, some twenty people were killed on the road, and those who didn’t want to go when the camp was liquidated were shot on the spot. The Germans treated the prisoners improperly, worse than dogs. Prisoners who were killed were buried in the cemetery by the park and in the Ghetto. No material evidence from the Ghetto survived.

I recall the following surnames of people who were imprisoned in the camp:

1) Szklarz

2) Sztunke,

3) Kania

I cannot recall any more.

I don’t know the surnames of the camp commander or of other German functionaries.

At this the report was concluded, read out and signed.