Kielce, 6 April 1948, 4.00 p.m. Stanisław Kostera from the Criminal Investigation Section of the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, on the instruction of the Prosecutor from the District Court in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Jan Zielono from the Criminal Investigation Section, 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 Robert Skrzyniarz
Parents’ names Karol and Zofia, née Wróblewska
Date of birth 10 June 1918
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation employee of the Polish State Railways
Place of residence Kielce, 1 Maja Street 126
Relationship to the parties none

During the German occupation, namely from 1941, I lived at Piotrkowska Street 130, which was next to a labor camp for prisoners of war.

I don’t remember exactly, but as far as I remember, the camp was established by the Germans in 1943 (at the beginning of spring) and was operational until June 1944. There were only Poles in that camp.

On average, there were about 300 people in the camp, but I cannot say how many people passed through the camp during its period of operation. Upon liquidation of the camp the prisoners went home, as they had liquidated the camp themselves at the time when the Germans began to retreat.

The prisoners carried out drainage and irrigation works as well as construction works and building railway tracks. At first, the prisoners were fed quite decently, but towards the end the food got worse.

I cannot say whether there was an infirmary in the camp or whether the prisoners received medical assistance. There were no executions in the camp and nobody died there.

The camp was headed by a German whose surname I don’t know. His deputy, a Pole called Głuszek, was killed by the Germans. I know nothing more regarding the present case.

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