Kielce, 5 February 1948, 8.30 a.m. Stanisław Kostera from the Criminal Investigation Section of the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, on the instruction of the Prosecutor from the District Court in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Marian Poniewierka from the Criminal Investigation Section, heard 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||Władysław Targowski|
|Parents’ names||Władysław and Julia, née Wilczyńska|
|Age||39 years old|
|Place of birth||Miechów|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Place of residence||Kielce, Sienkiewicza Street 79|
The camp at Karczówkowska Street 11 in Kielce was established in 1941 by the occupational authorities. It was closed at the time when the Ghetto was liquidated, that is in 1942, and from that time on, the building housed a co-op, a bakery and a butcher’s workshop. The Jews from the camp in the "Hasag-Granat" factory were brought for work in the co-op. The prisoners in the camp were only Poles, imprisoned for petty offences; there were no foreigners in the camp.
On average, there were some 30 people in the camp. I cannot give the number of people who passed through the camp during its period of operation. At the time when the camp was liquidated and the co-op set up, the prisoners were removed, but I don’t know where to.
From that time on, the prisoners from the "Hasag-Granat" factory did the work. They worked in the co-op during the day and in the factory at night. We worked with craftsmen, such as shoemakers and tailors, and a few people were tasked with chopping wood for the bakery.
During its period of operation, the prisoners from the camp worked on the premises of the "Hasag-Granat" factory at Młynarska Street, but I don’t know what kind of work they performed. I don’t know how the prisoners were fed, as they received meals on the premises of "Hasag-Granat" factory. As for the Jews who worked in the co-op, they received soup for dinner.
There was neither an infirmary nor a hospital in the camp, and the prisoners didn’t receive medical assistance. Nobody died in the camp during its period of operation and I didn’t hear about any executions. The Germans treated the prisoners badly. They were also harsh on the Jews working in the co-op; they would beat them for the slightest offence. There were no burial sites in the camp before the co-op was established.
As for material evidence from the camp, only the window bars remained on the co-op premises.
One of the prisoners was Stanisław Cedro, now residing in Kielce. A shoemaker by trade, he runs a shoemaker’s workshop at Kilińskiego Street in Kielce.
I cannot give all the surnames of the Germans or of the camp commandant. I recall but two surnames: Lachman, Rudynek.
At this point the report was concluded, read out and signed.