Kielce, 28 September 1948 at 10.00 p.m. Jan Zielono from the Investigative Office of the Citizens’ Militia in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Zygmunt Winter, 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 Nowacka
Parents’ names Józef and Katarzyna
Age 60 years old
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation housewife
Place of residence Kielce, Zakręt Street 9
Relationship to the parties mother

In the summer of 1943 (I don’t remember the exact date), my son, Czesław was arrested at home at Zakręt Street 9. I do not know what he was arrested for, but I know that he was hiding from the Germans and was usually away from home.

After being arrested, he spent a few days at the Gestapo station and was then transferred to the prison in Kielce.

On 14 December 1943, my son and a number of other men were executed in Herby in Kielce, and this is also where they were buried.

In 1945 my son’s body was transferred to the Partisans’ Cemetery in Kielce.

The report was read out.