Excerpt from the Book by Ryszard Juszkiewicz Entitled “Mławskie Mazowsze w Walce” (page 137)
“[…] The camp for children in Iłowa, managed by the so-called care station for foreigners’ children, constituted an interesting institution in the system of local camps. It was established in 1942. The camp was located on Szkolna Street, embraced a few masonry houses and barracks, and covered an area of 25,000 m2. Children taken away from mothers (unmarried), who gave birth during forced labor in Germany, were sent to this camp. They underwent selection, and those who were “very Nordic” looking, were sent to Germany to be raised as good citizens of the Reich. The remaining children, usually after a few weeks and at the most after a few months, died of hunger, disease, and lack of proper care. On average, there were approximately 50 children in the camp. When the Soviet army drew close to the camp, there were still 86 children in it. Over the entire period of the camp’s existence, anywhere from 200 to 250 children died there. The youngest prisoners were aged from a few weeks to four years old1. The camp’s commandant was Morwiński, and his closest assistants were Wardat and Ratke […]”.
I hereby declare the above excerpt to be in keeping with the original.
Warsaw, 3 May 1973.
Voivodeship deputy prosecutor delegated to the District Commission for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Warsaw
1 The account of Maria Trześniewska, Zygmunt Cegielski, Marian Knappe and Franciszek Krokowski (collected materials of Ryszard Juszkiewicz).