Warsaw, 25 May 1950. Judge [no surname], acting as a member of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, interviewed the person named below, who testified as follows:
My name and surname is Andrzej Stachula, born on 25 November 1876 in Gągolin, Łowicz county, a laborer, residing at Piękna Street 16b, flat 62.
Throughout the Warsaw Uprising I stayed in the house at Piusa XI (Piękna) Street 16b. Throughout this period our area was occupied by the insurgents. The Germans occupied Aleje Ujazdowskie and the house at no. 1 Piusa Street.
In September 1944, I don’t remember the date, German tanks drove up Piusa Street to Krucza Street from the direction of Aleje Ujazdowskie. They were protected by a human shield made up of women who had been taken from the streets surrounding aleja Szucha, that is, from Polna Street, Marszałkowska Street, Unii Square, and others (the Germans did not take any people from our street, for it was occupied by insurgents). It was said that the tanks were carrying food and aid to the house at no. 19, which was occupied by the Germans. However, at the corner of Mokotowska Street one of the tanks, showered with incendiary projectiles by the insurgents, caught fire. The women started running into the gateways of houses, and also into Krucza Street, which was occupied by the insurgents. The German attack was unsuccessful.
There was relative calm until 6 October 1944. On the morning of that day the Germans ordered everyone from our area to leave. We were led to the Western Railway Station. On that day the Germans were busy evicting civilians all over Warsaw. At the station we were divided into transports – young women and men were deported to Germany, while the elderly were taken to the camp in Pruszków.
I did not hear about any other crimes being committed in our area.
At this point the report was brought to a close and read out.