On 8 November 1947, in Końskie, the Końskie Branch of the District Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes, represented by lawyer Stanisław Dębniak, 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 Stanisław Czechowicz
Age 64
Parents’ names Wojciech and Tekla
Place of residence Białaczów, Opoczno district
Occupation farmer
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none

It was on 9 May 1943. About 300 Germans and Mongols [probably Asian-looking Russian soldiers or former Soviet prisoners, fighting on the German side] surrounded the village of Ludwików, Sworzyce commune. There were 18 Polish partisans in the village at that time. An exchange of fire ensued, which lasted about four and a half hours. All the Polish partisans were killed. When the shooting had ceased, the Germans set fire to the village, casting the people killed into the flames. The entire village burned down completely.

At this point the report was concluded, read out, and signed.