On this day, 31 January 1949, in Radom, T. Badowski, Assistant Public Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of the District Court in Radom with headquarters in Radom, based on Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure, interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations, the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname
|Franciszek and Teodora [?]
|Place of residence
|Radom, 27 Żeromskiego Street
|Relationship to the parties
After the deportation of the Jews in the summer of 1942, craft workshops were set up for Jews in the Market Square. I became a supervisor of those workshops. Initially, these workshops were under the Stadthauptmann. After a year, they were put under SS administration. The SS post overseeing the workshops was located in the building of the former district office on Żeromskiego Street. To be more precise, the workshops, as well as all Jewish affairs, were under the control of the SS und Polizeiführer [SS and police leader]. The SS controlled all the personal matters relating to the employed craftsmen. It imposed all the disciplinary measures and controlled hiring or firing from the workshops. They also performed selections.
I saw Böttcher several times in the workshops as a client. Once, in 1944, Böttcher came to the workshops along with SS- und Polizeiführer, Globocnik, who was from Lublin. Böttcher then took Globocnik around the workshops, acting like a landlord in his territory.
I remember when the workshops were still under the Stadthauptmann, there was a fire caused by the employees – they were subsequently punished by a fine, I mean, without spilling blood. However, when the workshops were taken over by the SS – actually by a company called Deutsche [Aus]rüstungswerke – and when a table caught fire from an iron, then by order of the SS, two craftsmen, Schwarchary [?] and Cukier, were sentenced. They were shot by SS officers.
The Sicherheitspolizei [Security Police] in general did not interfere with workshop matters except for political issues. Even if the Gestapo was unhappy with the work, they made a complaint to the SS- und Polizeiführer. The workshops were supervised on behalf of the SS by Untersturmführer Genewich, who reorganized them and changed the company to Ostindustrie. He also organized workshops on Szkolna Street. The successor of Genewich was Grebin [?], who was the director of the workshops in the Market Square, and then on Szkolna Street. At this time, this was in 1943, until their shutdown, the workshops were under the control of [Deutsche Aus]rüstungswerke, which oversaw Zeifert, who was also responsible for the camp in Bliżyn. Speaking of the SS, I mean the SS- und Polizeiführer, all workshop correspondence was addressed and sent to the SS- und Polizeiführer.
The report was read out.