Kielce, 27 April 27 1948 at 9.00 a.m. Marian Poniewierka from the Investigative Office of the Citizens’ Militia in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Stanisław Kostera, interviewed the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Maria Miernik
Parents’ names Stanisław and Zofia, née Chojnowska
Date of birth 27 January 1913
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation laborer
Place of residence Kielce, Marszałkowska 25
Relationship to the parties wife
My husband was arrested on the street, on 15 October 1943, while he was going home. He

was accused of being part of the anti-German resistance movement.

When I learned about his arrest I went to the prison but I was told that he wasn’t there. I found him at the Gestapo station on Syminaryjska Street. I was asked what organization he was a member of. I replied that I didn’t know. I declared that he wasn’t a member of any organizations. I was then told: “You had better go home because you can be arrested too. Your husband had some propaganda materials on him.” On 24 October 1943, around midday, he, among others, was taken away to Słowik and shot, but I don’t know who carried out the execution. In 1945, his body was removed from Słowik and buried in the Partisans’ Cemetery in Kielce.

I am unable to give the names of those who killed him because I didn’t see them.