on mass executions and mass graves

Township: Kosów

Commune: Kowala

District: Radom

Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Date and place of execution:

1940 in a forest in the Kosów estate.

2. Type of execution (by shooting, by hanging, etc.):

By shooting.

3. Personal data of the murdered victims:

Poles, Jews, foreigners: Polish civilians, including women, and Polish soldiers.

Number of murdered victims: About 50 people.

The victims were brought in from: No details.

Surname, age, occupation, address: Unknown.

4. Is it known what the victims were accused of, whether the execution was carried out in retaliation, etc.?

It is unknown.

5. Who carried out the execution (gendarmerie, Gestapo, SS, police, Wehrmacht)?

The gendarmerie.

6. Are the surnames of the perpetrators known (please provide the surnames)?


7. Were the corpses burned or destroyed in any other way?

The corpses were not burned, they were left at the crime scene.

8. Where were the corpses buried (exact location)?

In a forest in the Kosów estate, about 200 m away from the river and road.

9. Description of the grave(s) (size, estimated number of victims buried in one grave):

The grave is ten meters long and three meters wide – about 50 people.

10. Was there an official exhumation? Were the corpses buried officially, and if so, where?


11. Are there any grounds for exhumation in the future?


On 28 September 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Stanisław Deja, the head of the Kowala Commune, with the Municipal Court in Radom.