In Suchedniów on this day, 13 July 1948, at 10.30 a.m., I, Marian Szot from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Suchedniów, acting on the basis of Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure, with the participation of reporter Alojzy Kocela, whom I have informed of the obligation to attest to the conformity of the report with the actual course of the procedure by his own signature, have 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 CCP and of the criminal liability for making false declarations, pursuant to Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Bronisław Lorens
Parents’ names Władysław and Antonina, née Dziużyńska
Age 37 years old
Date and place of birth 10 August 1909, Przedrzymichy Małe
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation butcher
Place of residence Rejów, Suchedniów commune
Relationship to the parties none

With regard to the matter at hand I can provide the following information: In 1942, I don’t remember the exact date, around 7. 30 a.m. I noticed the Gestapo unit marching along the road from the side of Góra Baranowska in the direction of Rejów. The unit stopped at the crossroads in Rejów. Its commander ordered his people to spread around the village of Rejów and search all the houses. During the search Gestapo men asked the people to reveal where they had hidden that man – whom the Germans referred to as a bandit with no hat on. At that time I wasn’t aware of what the search was about. After the Germans left I learned that the Gestapo was executing people in Góra Baranowska and in all probability one of those whom the Germans were about to shoot ran away from their bullets towards the pond in Rejów.

I wish to note that I have heard that those who were executed were from the area of Starachowice and Iłża (Grzybowa Góra). The Gestapo men came from the direction of Starachowice and Iłża and left, about 12.00 p.m., in the same direction.

I wish to add the the bodies of 29 people still remain on the same site in Góra Baranowska, at a distance of about 200 meters from the road.

At this the report was read out and signed.