Kielce, 12 August 1948, 12.00 a.m. I, Zygmunt Winter 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, interviewed 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 Tadeusz Król
Parents’ names Józef and Florentyna, née Jan
Date of birth 10 May 1910
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation office worker
Place of residence Kielce, Hipoteczna Street 7

From 13 January 194[…] I was employed in the Arbeitsamt [employment service] as an office worker tasked with keeping employment records.

I don’t know when exactly the camp was established, because when I began to work there, the detention room had already been operational and it stayed like that until the liberation of Poland. Only Poles stayed in the camp, and they stayed there for up to a dozen or so hours, and then they were transported by train to Częstochowa. The room was so cramped that there was hardly ever enough room to stand. Sometimes the prisoners received food from Caritas [charitable church organization]. During its period of operation, a few thousand prisoners passed through the camp. Medical assistance wasn’t provided in the camp but there were also no executions, although the Germans often beat those detained.

I don’t recall the surnames of the people who were imprisoned in the camp. As for the Germans, the supervisors and functionaries of the camp, there were: Wahold, Fogel, Rainntar, Franciszek Koch, Bernard Nowak and others whose surnames I do not recall.

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