Poznań, 26 September 1947. The Municipal Court in Poznań, Second Penal Division, with Municipal Judge Edmund Schaeffer presiding and with the participation of a reporter, court trainee Antoni Nowicki, interviewed the person named below as a witness. Having advised the witness of the criminal liability for making false declarations, of the wording of Art. 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and of the significance of the oath, the judge swore the witness in accordance with Art. 111 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, whereupon the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Aleksandra Dobielińska, née Kmiecik
Age 37
Parents’ names Piotr and Antonina, née Prałat
Place of residence Poznań, Wrocławska Street 5/6, flat 4
Occupation milliner
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none
Relationship to parties none

I met the accused Maria Mandl in 1941 at Ravensbrück. During this time she was serving as a guard at the camp penitentiary. One time I saw her kick an old woman who had fainted with her boots in order to bring her to. She probably killed her because the woman wasn’t moving anymore afterwards.

The accused abused female prisoners on purpose by checking whether they were wearing undergarments in the winter. She would often strip women naked in the Appellplatz, checking what they had on. She always walked around with a whip and if anyone got close to her, she’d beat them without exception. Mandl’s methods can also be attested to by Elżbieta Walach, living in Leszno (Greater Poland), Narutowicza Street 5.

I have testified.

The report was read out and signed.