concerning mass executions and mass graves

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

1. Date and place of execution.

8 August 1943, village of Chotcza Górna.

2. Type of execution.

Burnt in the building where a partisan commander, "Heniek", was present at the time.

3. Personal data of the murdered victims.

Poles, Jews, foreigners: Poles

How many people were murdered: 12 people

The victims were brought in from: They were residents of Chotcza Górna.

Surname, age, occupation, address: Piotr Turbiarz – a farmer, his wife Apolonia and

son Witold, daughter Jadwiga, Janina, son Franciszek, Piotr, Stanisław Pyciarz, Wacław

Figura, Wincenty Skwira, Bronisław Skwira, and commander "Heniek".

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

Hiding partisans.

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

German gendarmes.

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


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

They were burnt; the local populace buried their bones in the village of Chotcza Górna,

on the spot.

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

In the village of Chotcza Górna, Chotcza commune.

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

12 people in one ordinary 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?


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.