Kłodzko, 4 March 1948

The hospital at Miodowa Street 24 was located in the cellars of this building. All of the less severely wounded were evacuated to the Śródmieście district together with the doctors and some of the female nurses even before the Old Town had been taken. Two SS men and two Ukrainians entered the hospital. Everyone who was able to walk was allowed to leave. Next, we heard detonations (grenades). Each cellar and bunker was showered with grenades.

Three sisters remained on the premises of the hospital, and I met up with them on the road to Pruszków. In particular, I remember one of the more severely wounded men, who was burnt with phosphorus (3rd degree burns) and was unable to move; his name was Jasio. He was also left behind. I didn’t really know the wounded patients, for I was not present in the room when they were tended to, only when they were being dressed or operated on, together with Doctor “Rakieta”. But I do know that a register of the wounded was kept; indeed, anyone who came for a dressing was written down.

The date on which Miodowa Street was taken: 2 September 1944. The number of wounded who remained in the hospital: approximately ten. The Germans would throw grenades into the cellars. I know that two of the sisters from this hospital were in Pruszków, but I don’t know much about them. I think that one was Basia and the other Jadwiga, or maybe Janina. I cannot provide any surnames, for I was in the Old Town only during the Uprising and did not meet many people.

I think Dr “Rakieta” could be helpful in this regard. His wife lived in the Old Town at Piwna Street 47 together with their son, under the surname Zawadzka, while Doctor “Rakieta” would hide in that house during the occupation. He was an ears, nose and throat specialist.

While we were being led, three Hungarian Jews were shot between the Fuchs house, Miodowa Street 16, and Podwale Street. During the transport to Pruszków, we were constantly robbed of our valuables. Women were pulled into gateways and raped. Ukrainians showed a predilection for such behaviour.