23 April 1945, Warsaw

The Commission for the Investigation
of German Crimes in Warsaw


Aleksandra Biegaj, residing in Warsaw, Praga, Ząbkowska Street 7/37

Regarding the execution of her husband, Stanisław Biegaj, born on 17 March 1910, the son of Franciszek and Franciszka, a city worker.

On 1 August 1944, at quarter past 5 p.m., fifteen minutes after the launch of the Uprising, three insurgents burst into my house in Targówek on Hutnicza Street. After a few minutes, 8 drunken Germans rode up on a tank and, terrorizing the population, ordered all the inhabitants to come out. Those who came out were gathered in the courtyard. While women and children were told to stay where they were, ten men, including 7 inhabitants and 3 insurgents, were marched to the Gley factory in Targówek, near a railway track, a quarter kilometer away. After desperate pleas from the women the Germans promised to set the men free after checking their papers, but after a few minutes shots could be heard. All the men were killed. The Germans drove away. The following day their bodies were taken and buried by their families.

The names of the executed residents:

Biegaj, Stanisław, Hutnicza Street 17; testimony given by his wife Aleksandra, residing at Ząbkowska Street 17

Choiński, Władysław, Hutnicza Street 17; testimony given by his wife Apolonia, Hutnicza Street 17

Kaczmarczyk, Jan, Hutnicza 17; his wife is dead and his children have moved to Pułtusk

Masłowski, Jan, Hutnicza 17; wife Wiktoria, Ciemna Street 3, Targówek Król, Mieczysław, Hutnicza 17; wife Feliksa, Ciemna Street 3, Targówek

Średnicki, Józef, Hutnicza 17; wife Helena, residing at Stalowa Street near the railway tracks

Rastawicki, Bolesław, Hutnicza 17; wife Maria, residing at Brzeska Street in the Railway House with her aunt Słocka

I have testified truthfully. I have read the report before signing it.