In Włostowice, on 13 September 1948 at 12.00 p.m. I, Zygmunt Chruściel from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Koszyce, acting on the instruction of the Deputy Prosecutor pursuant to Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure (KPK), Article 257 of the KPK, due to the absence of the Judge, taking into account that any delay could lead to a loss of traces or evidence of the crime, which would have been obliterated before the arrival of the Judge, following the procedures set out in Articles 235–240, 258 and 259 of the KPK, with the participation of witness Zygmunt Biel, whom I advised of the obligation to attest to the consistency of the report with the actual course of proceedings by his own signature, interviewed the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the significance of the oath, the right to refuse to testify due to the reasons provided in Article 104 of the KPK, and the criminal liability for making false declarations as stated in Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness took the oath and testified as follows:

Name and surname Maria Szywała
Parents’ names Tomasz and Katarzyna
Age 25
Date of birth 10 December 1922
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation with her parents
Place of residence Włostowice, Koszyce commune, Pińczów district
Relationship to the parties none

With regard to the present matter, I know the following: as his sister, I confirm that Julian Szywała resided in Włostowice until 1944. Julian Szywała was a member of the Farmers’ Battalions during the occupation. On 12 April 1944 Julian Szywała left home and went to Koszyce. He was surrounded by the Germans when on the market square in Koszyce and shot dead in Lechowicz’s yard on 12 April 1944. The late Julian Szywała was buried in the cemetery by his parents, who reside in Włostowice, Koszyce commune, Pińczów district to this day.

At that the report was concluded and signed after being read out.