On 11 May 1946, the Municipal Court in Opatów, represented by Judge Al. Zalewski, with the participation of reporter app. J. Kwiatkowski, interviewed the person mentioned below as a witness. Having advised the witness of the criminal liability for making false declarations, of the wording of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and of the significance of the oath, the judge swore the witness in accordance with Article 108 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, whereupon the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Franciszka Ramuz|
|Age||52 years old|
|Parents’ names||Józef and Antonina|
|Place of residence||Opatów, Rynek 10|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
During the German occupation – I can’t remember the exact date – my sixteen-year-old son Piotr, currently residing in Zgorzelice, Kościuszki Street 40, escaped from forced labor in Germany. After about a month, two officers of the former criminal police under the local SD unit, Stanisław Słonka and Witold Młynarski, came to my apartment early in the morning. They arrested and took away my son. After a month in the local detention center, he was transported to a penal camp in Leipizig, where he spent three more years and returned only after the Soviet army marched in.
Apart from that, during the German occupation I also saw Ryszard Hospodar, a locally infamous SD criminal, lead a “convert” to the execution site, whom he subsequently murdered in the mentioned cemetery, according to eyewitnesses.