concerning mass executions and mass graves

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

1. Date and place of execution.

5 August 1943, 3 September 1943, village of Kijanka.

2. Type of execution.


3. Personal data of the murdered victims.

Poles, Jews, foreigners: Poles

How many people were murdered: 2 people

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

Surname, age, occupation, address: Antoni Filipiak, 53 years old, a farmer, and

Marian Sowiński, 18 years old, a farmer, both residents of Kijanka.

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

Antoni Filipiak was murdered because of his son, who was wanted by the Germans.

Marian Sowiński was killed in the field.

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).

Unknown; air gendarmerie.

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

At the murder site.

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

They were buried in the ground in Kijanka following the murder.

9. Description of the place of burial (graves, dimensions, estimated number of victims buried in one grave).

In 1945, the families transferred the bodies to the cemetery in Tymienica.

10. Were the corpses exhumed, were they officially reinterred (report)? If “yes” to the latter, then where?

The families brought the bodies to the cemetery in Tymienica.

11. Are there any grounds for conducting their exhumation in the future?

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.