On 11 March 1947, prosecutor from the Special Criminal Court in Kraków with its seat at Grodzka Street 52, this in the person of Deputy Prosecutor from the Ninth Region, Dr. Kordecki, and with the participation of a reporter, Trainee Judge Nowak, heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the provisions of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Róża Nass
Age 39 years old
Parents’ names Salomea and Herman
Place of residence Kraków, Sławkowska Street 23
Occupation office worker
Religious affiliation Jewish
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties none

I met Luise Danz in March 1944, when she arrived as an overseer at the enamel factory in the Zabłocie district of Kraków. She was exceptionally vicious. She carried out searches in the barracks completely of her own accord and divested us of all bedsheets and underwear, and as a result we had nothing else to put on but the striped prisoners’ clothes. Other German overseers openly told us that it was forbidden to do so, and they called Luise Danz a lunatic.

On the factory premises, she would beat the working women for no reason at all, forbid us to wash the striped clothes but at the same time require cleanliness, but then would often hit those who looked neat.

When we were transferred to the Płaszów camp, where Luise Danz had no one to be afraid of, she became even more ruthless. She punched the prisoners, pulled them by the hair and harassed them for no reason whatsoever.

I myself witnessed how she beat prisoner Adela Sterngost (currently in Vienna) with her fists about the face, saying: “I would kill you if I could”.

I didn’t see Luise Danz actually kill any inmates, but she smashed a bottle of water on one prisoner’s head with such force that the woman fell to the ground, unconscious and covered in blood. Since it happened during the transport, the woman was taken separately and we never saw her again; she never returned. I heard about this incident from my sister, Edyta Rozmaryn, who was an eyewitness to it.

The report was concluded and signed.