Kielce, 6 August 1948. I, Marian Poniewierka from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Stefan Młodawski, whom I advised of the obligation to attest to the conformity of the report with the actual course of the present procedure by his own signature, heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the right to refuse to testify for the reasons set forward in Article 104 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and of the criminal liability for making false declarations, this pursuant to the provisions of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Marian Makowski
Parents’ names Józef and Józefa, née Śliwa
Date of birth 1 December 1924
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation office worker
Place of residence Kielce, Głęboczka Street 25

I worked in Huta Ludwików [a foundry] from 1942 to 1944. The camp was established in 1943 and closed in 1944.

There were only Jews in the camp. There were some 2,000 of them. This number didn’t change throughout the period of the camp’s operation. The prisoners were deported in an unknown direction.

The prisoners worked in private companies and in Ludwików. They were poorly fed.

There was neither an infirmary nor a hospital in the camp. Medical assistance was provided only at the workplace. As for the death rate, some 200 people died.

There were executions by shooting and hanging in the camp. The prisoners were treated worse than dogs, they were tormented and had other things done to them. Those killed were buried on the spot.

No material evidence survived.

I know the following surnames of the prisoners of the small Ghetto: Gentler, Wadlifeland, Białystok, Sokołowski and others. The surnames of the Germans and the commander were: Gajer, Mucha, Stachanowski,Witek and others.

At this the report was concluded, read out and signed.