concerning mass executions and mass graves

Township: Zajączków
Commune: Chotcza
District: Iłża
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Date and place of execution.

February 1943, village of Zajączków.

2. Type of execution.

Burnt alive.

3. Personal data of the murdered victims.

Poles, Jews, foreigners: Poles

How many people were murdered: 5 people

The victims were brought in from: They were residents of Zajączków.

Surname, age, occupation, address: Gabriel Wołowiec – his whole family, consisting

of 5 persons, was burnt.

4. Is it known what the victims were accused of, whether the execution was carried out in retaliation, etc.?

The reason for murdering the whole family was not stated.

5. Who carried out the execution (gendarmes, Gestapo men, SS men, policemen, the Wehrmacht)?

German gendarmerie.

6. Are the surnames of the perpetrators known? (Give the surnames).


7. Were the corpses burnt or destroyed otherwise (where)?

The corpses were burnt at the farmstead.

8. Where were the corpses buried (provide the exact location)?

They were burnt.

9. Description of the place of burial (graves, dimensions, estimated number of victims buried in one grave).
10. Were the corpses exhumed, were they officially reinterred (report)? If “yes” to the latter, then where?
11. Are there any grounds for conducting their exhumation in the future?

They were burnt.

On 1 October 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Władysław Sowiński, the head of Chotcza commune, with the Municipal Court in Lipsko nad Wisłą.