on camps

Township: Holendry
Commune: Szczecno
District: Kielce
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Name of the camp:

Forced labor camp for the people concentrated to build fortifications.

2. Location of the camp:

Holendry village, Szczecno commune, Kielce district

3. Size of the camp:

50 square meters, 2 flats, 1 barn, 3 cowsheds

4. Date of establishment of the camp:

November 1944

5. Date of closure of the camp:

6 January 1945

6. Were the prisoners only Poles, only Jews from Poland, or Poles and Jews from Poland?

Only Poles

7. Were there any foreigners in the camp (nationality, number)?


8. Average number of prisoners in the camp:

180 men

9. Total number of prisoners who passed through the camp during its period of operation:

180 men

10. What happened with the prisoners upon liquidation of the camp?

They were deported to the neighborhood of Busko.

11. Did the prisoners work in the camp? (types of work performed, types of workshops)

They were digging and building bunkers and trenches.

12. Did the prisoners work outside the camp? (types of work performed, locations)

Bricklaying, blacksmithing and carpentry in Holendry.

13. How were the prisoners fed?

Very poorly.

14. Was there an infirmary or a hospital in the camp?

There was one extern.

15. Where there any epidemics in the camp? (If yes, what kind)


16. Are data on the death rate in the camp available?


17. Were executions held at or outside the camp?

One [of the prisoners] was executed for attempted escape from the camp.

18. Were the corpses destroyed?

It is unknown.

19. Was there a crematorium in the camp?


20. Was the burial site of the murdered victims determined?

It was not determined.

21. Current condition of the camp – what was destroyed? What is located on the site of the camp?

The buildings are partially destroyed.

22. Has any material evidence survived from the camp? (Type, place of storage, has it been secured?)


23. Are the surnames and, possibly, addresses of the people who had been imprisoned in the camp known?


24. Are the surnames of the Germans, the camp commander and other functionaries known?

No. Reportedly a man from Silesia named Pietruszka was in command of the camp.

On 28 September 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Stanisław Pawlik, the head of Szczecno commune/town (Kielce district), with the Municipal Court in Daleszyce.