Warsaw, 13 June 1946. Investigating Judge Halina Wereńko, delegated to the Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes, interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Zofia Jachoda née Blicharska
Names of parents Grzegorz and Józefa née Norakowska
Date of birth 27 April 1901, in Warsaw
Occupation cashier
Education secondary school
Place of residence Warsaw, Nowogrodzka Street 42, flat 27
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal code none

During the occupation, my son Mirosław Jachoda (born on 3 May 1925), a student at a vocational school, lived with my husband at Złota Street 36 in Warsaw. I don’t know whether my son worked in any underground organization fighting the Germans.

On 3 January 1944, my son left home and did not return. My husband (now deceased) received a message, I don’t know from whom, that our son had been stopped by the Germans in the street and that he was later transported to aleja Szucha and then further on to Pawiak prison.

Sometime after, maybe two weeks after the arrest, my son’s surname appeared on a list of hostages, and then on a notice stating that he had been executed on 24 January 1944. There were two executions that day: on Długa Street and on Puławska Street. Acquaintances told me that my son was killed on Długa Street.

I don’t know anything more concrete.

My husband was told, by a chimney sweep who watched everything from a roof, that my son had fallen on Długa Street. I don’t know the surname of the chimney sweep.

The report was read out.