On 17 October 1947, in Końskie, K. Gwarek, a member of the Końskie Branch of the Radom District Commission for [the Investigation of] German Crimes, interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Helena Kaczmarczyk
Age 30
Parents’ names Józef and Agata
Place of residence Końskie, Pod Lasem
Occupation [lives off her] pension
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Relationship to the parties Jan Kaczmarczyk’s wife

On 6 April 1940, two German soldiers came to my flat in Końskie Pod Lasem and arrested my husband Jan Kaczmarczyk, who was at home at that time. That day, the Germans arrested a total of 22 men, four of them from our street. In our flat, the Germans were looking for weapons, asking my husband where he kept the weapons he had brought from the army. They found nothing, but they took my husband with the others. First the arrestees had to push wagons with ammunition. Together with Stanisława Dziurdź, we followed the arrestees and saw six of them shot by the Germans on the way, near the village of Babia Góra [Niebo]. Later I came back home, and on Sunday, 7 April, I found out from my cousin that my husband had been killed near the village of Piekło. On Tuesday, I found my husband’s body buried in the forest, a hundred meters from the road, near the village of Piekło. I don’t know what my husband was arrested for. When making the arrest, the Germans asked him if his friend had returned and where his rifle was.

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