On 28 May 1947, in the notary office in Pińczów, Investigative Judge Michał Gallewicz interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and the wording of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Wincenty Pilarek
Date of birth 1906
Parents’ names Tomasz and Tekla
Place of residence Podłęże
Occupation co-operative society
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Until April 1943 I was on my own turf, living in Podłęże – I belonged to an underground organization at the time. In April everybody who belonged to “Wici” was taken by the Germans. I cannot remember the date, but I was in Kielce at the time and that’s how I avoided being arrested. However, I had to leave the Pińczów region and go somewhere else. That’s when Ludwik Mazur, his wife and mother-in-law, as well as Marianna Dziubińska, Franciszek’s wife, were arrested in Podłęże and sent to Auschwitz, where they were soon killed. In 1944, after the Farmers’ Battalions liquidated the group of Dziekan, a prisoner [?] in Pińczów, there came the Ukrainian patrols, which were stationed then in Chroberz, and they shot dead Jan Świderek, a resident of Podłęże village and member of the Farmers’ Battalions, whom they encountered on the road. He was buried in the cemetery. As for Józef Mazur, shot dead at the wires in Chroberz, I heard that other people gave their testimonies as well.