On 17 October 1947, in Końskie, K. Gwarek, a member of the District Commission for [the Investigation of] German Crimes and an investigative judge of the Końskie Branch of the Regional Court in Radom, 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 Marianna Dziurdź
Age 46
Parents’ names Józef and Agata
Place of residence Końskie – Pod Lasem
Occupation agriculture
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Relationship to the parties murder victim’s wife

On 6 April 1940, I went to Łódź; my husband Władysław and the children remained at home. On 7 April, I came [back] home and learned from the children that a large number of gendarmes had come during my absence; before that, they waited all night in the village – entrenched. At 2:00 PM on 6 April, two gendarmes came to our house; they asked about my husband and took him behind the barn, where he was throwing chaff [husking]. That day, the gendarmes arrested 22 residents of the village of Stadnicka Wola, including my husband. They led them all down the road towards the village of Niebo [Babia Góra], and on the way, near that village, they shot six men. My daughter Stanisława followed the arrestees, carrying a coat for my husband. Near the village of Piekło, my husband told my daughter to go back, so she went back home. On Sunday, 7 April, I went to the village of Niebo [Babia Góra] with my son Roman, and when the local inhabitants showed the site of the murder to me, I found my husband’s body in the forest, 30 meters from the road. I don’t know what my husband was killed for.

The report was read out.