Szczekociny, 16 June 1948. Judge M. Gawdzik heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the significance of the oath, the Judge took an oath, following which the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Józef Kowal|
|Parents’ names||Maciej, Balbina née Morawiec|
|Place of residence||Rokitno, Włoszczowa district|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Relationship to the parties||none|
The Soviet POWs’ camp in Podlipie village, Rokitno commune, was founded in August 1944. There were 350-400 POWs of Armenian nationality in the camp. The German staff consisted of about 30 people.
I didn’t witness any incidents of harassing the prisoners, however the discipline was harsh.
I do not recall cases of death among the soviet POWs, nor were any of them buried on the premises of the camp.
Around six had fled to the guerilla groups.
I am not aware what military unit served there. I do not know the surnames of the crew.
The report was read out.