Warsaw, 8 January 1970. Assistant public prosecutor Zbigniew Grędziński, delegated to the District Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes in Warsaw, heard the person named below as a witness without an oath. After being warned about the criminal liability for giving false testimony, the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Władysław Ablewski|
|Parents’ names||Adam and Marianna|
|Date and place of birth||28 February 1891, Kuczki, Radom county|
|Place of residence||Warsaw, Marchlewskiego Street 59 flat 13|
|Relation to the parties||none|
Throughout the occupation, I lived in Praga, Warsaw, in a building at Wileńska Street 3. On 1 August 1944, while in my apartment, in the afternoon I heard some machine gun rounds. These shots came from a distance of over a hundred meters from the square in front of the church. I learned from other people that the Nazis had shot some people there at that time.
I don’t know who committed this crime, nor do I know the Nazi unit to which the criminals belonged.
After some time, and this was probably a few days later, in the courtyard of the building where I lived, some German soldiers, dressed in green uniforms, came and ordered ten men with shovels to come down and bury the victims they had murdered beforehand.
I didn’t go to the yard and take part in burying those murdered. I only recall that Zdzisław Zajączkowski participated in the burial; he lives in Warsaw at Wileńska Street 3.
Due to the significant passage of time, I don’t remember who took part in burying the murdered people.
I have read this report personally and I hereby sign it as being truthful.