on camps

Township: Kielce
Commune: Kielce
District: Kielce
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Name of the camp:

the prison in Kielce

2. Location of the camp:

Zamkowa Street 3

3. Size of the camp:

6,449 square meters

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

6 September 1939

5. Date of closure of the camp:

15 October 1939

6. Were the prisoners only Poles, only Jews from Poland, or Poles and Jews from Poland?

Poles and Jews from Poland

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp (nationality, number)?

8. Average number of prisoners in the camp:

From several dozen to several thousand people.

9. Total number of prisoners who passed through the camp during its period of operation:

10. What happened with the prisoners upon liquidation of the camp?

Approximately 40 people were executed in the camp, and some people were executed outside the camp (15 execution sites in Kielce, and also in Słowik, Wiśniowiec, Borków, Szczukowskie Górki and other places).

11. Did the prisoners work in the camp? (types of work performed, types of workshops)

They worked on the prison premises.

12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? (types of work performed, locations)

They worked on the prison premises.

13. How were the prisoners fed?

They received insufficient food rations; for some time they received additional food from the Central Welfare Council.

14. Was there an infirmary or a hospital in the camp?


15. Where there any epidemics in the camp? (If yes, what kind)

It is unknown.

16. Are data on the death rate in the camp available?

It is unknown.

17. Were executions held at or outside the camp?

18. Were the corpses destroyed?


19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?


20. Was the burial site of the murdered victims determined?

They were buried in the local cemetery.

21. Current condition of the camp – what was destroyed? What is located on the site of the camp?

Kielce prison

22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp? (Type, place of storage, has it been secured?)

The Kielce Security Office sent them to the Ministry of Justice.

23. Are the surnames and, possibly, addresses of the people who had been imprisoned in the camp known?

24. Are the surnames of the Germans, the camp commander and other functionaries known?

On 6 October 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Ludwika Bazylewska, acting on the authorization of the president of the city of Kielce, with the Municipal Court in Kielce.