In Książnice Wielkie, on 13 September 1948 at 12.00 p.m. I, Mieczysław Wojteczek from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Koszyce, acting on the instruction of the Deputy Prosecutor pursuant to Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure (KPK), Article 257 of the KPK, due to the absence of the Judge, taking into account that any delay could lead to a loss of traces or evidence of the crime, which would have been obliterated before the arrival of the Judge, following the procedures set out in Articles 235–240, 258 and 259 of the KPK, with the participation of witness Józef Mularz, residing in Książnice Wielkie, whom I advised of the obligation to attest to the consistency of the report with the actual course of proceedings by his own signature, interviewed the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the significance of the oath, the right to refuse to testify due to reasons provided in Article 104 of the KPK, and the criminal liability for making false declarations as stated in Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Józef Czarnecki
Parents’ names Wojciech and Franciszka, née Zapart
Date and place of birth 4 July 1893, Donatkowice, Dobiesławiec commune
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation farmer
Place of residence Książnice Wielkie, Koszyce commune, Pińczów district
Relationship to the parties none

With regard to the present matter, I know the following: I testify that during the German occupation, that is in the year 1942, Władysław Rusiecki, Jan Rusiecki and Stanisław Marzec from Książnice Wielkie were taken by the Germans and transported to the camp in Auschwitz, where they were murdered. I cannot say why they were taken, because I don’t know.

I do not know anything else in relation to this matter. This is my testimony, which I signed after it had been read out.