In Krasice on this day, 24 November 1948, at 11.00 a.m., I, Corporal Bronisław Szyja from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Mstów, acting on the instructions of citizen Deputy Prosecutor, issued on the basis of Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 257 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, due to the unavailability of a judge in the township, in consequence whereof any delay could result in the disappearance of traces or evidence of a crime, which traces or evidence might cease to exist before the arrival of a judge, observing the formal requirements set forward in Articles 235–240, 258 and 259 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, with the participation of reporter Mieczysław Kasprzyk from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Mstów, whom I have informed of his obligation to attest to the conformity of the report with the actual course of the procedure by his own signature, have heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the significance of the oath, the right to refuse to testify for the reasons set forward in Article 104 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and of the criminal liability for making false declarations, this pursuant to the provisions of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Wacław Jurczyk
Parents’ names Andrzej and Antonina, née Kosa
Age 60 years old
Place of birth Kaszewice, Radomsko district
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation farmer
Place of residence Krasice, Wancerzów commune, Częstochowa district

With regard to the matter at hand I can provide the following information: on 28 October 1943 before noon, a group of gendarmes led by Rachwał came to our village of Krasice, and took from my house my wife Leonora, and also Antoni Dudek, Zofia Tyras, Maria Tyras, Maciej Boral, Wincenty Psonka, Andrzej Kała, Ludwik Żyzny, Ingacy Ślęzak, some man named Kowalski, and Władysław Pabijasz, who resided in Kobyłczyce (the rest were residents of Krasice).

The ten of them were loaded into a car and taken away. On the same day I learned that all ten of them had been killed in Aniołów, Częstochowa district. I cannot say why my wife and the others were taken; whenever the gendarmes entered some flat and encountered someone who hadn’t run away, they took him or her with them.

I have testified to all I know; the report was read out to me and signed.