on camps

Township: Gierlachów

Commune: Dwikozy

District: Sandomierz

Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Name of the camp:

Repressive camp.

2. Location of the camp:

The village of Gierlachów, Dwikozy commune, Sandomierz district.

3. Size of the camp:

The building of the motor mill (about 20 meters long and about 10 meters wide).

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

In January 1942.

5. Date of closure of the camp:

The end of September 1942.

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

Only Poles – local farmers.

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp? If ‘yes’, then provide their nationality and number (were they Jews from abroad?).


8. Provide the average number of prisoners in the camp.

Approximately 40 people.

9. How many prisoners passed through the camp throughout its period of existence?

Approximately 400 people.

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

They were released after the quota was delivered.

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

They did roadworks.

12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? If ‘yes’, then what types of work did they perform and where?

Roadworks outside of the camp, in its immediate vicinity.

13. How were the prisoners fed?

They received meager rations, but the local populace provided them with food.

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


15. Where there any epidemics in the camp? If ‘yes’, then what kind?


16. Are there any data pertaining to the death rate in the camp?

There are no data, as the sick were transported to the hospital in Sandomierz.

17. Were executions held at or outside the camp? How were the victims executed?


18. Were the corpses destroyed? If ‘yes’, then how and where?


19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?


20. Was the burial site of the deceased and the murdered victims determined (provide the location)?

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

22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp (documents, belongings of the murdered victims, etc.)? If ‘yes’, then what type of articles are these, where are they located, have they been secured?

23. Are the surnames and, possibly, addresses of the people who had been imprisoned in the camp known (please provide the surnames and/or addresses)?

Unknown; the prisoners came from various locations.

24. Are the surnames of the Germans, the camp commander and other functionaries known (provide their surnames and ranks)?


On 14 September 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially confirmed by the head of Dwikozy commune, Stanisław Majewski, with the Municipal Court in Sandomierz.