On 10 February 1948 in Oława, the Municipal Court in Oława, with the Associate Judge Jefim Kijaszczenko presiding and with the participation of reporter Stanisław Ciepły, interviewed the person specified below as a witness. Having advised the witness of the criminal liability for making false declarations, of the provisions of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and of the significance of the oath, the Judge administered an oath pursuant to Article 113 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The witness then testified as follows:

Name and surname Felicja Wajcman
Age 24
Parents’ names Abram and Regina, née Golfarb
Place of residence Bolesława Chrobrego Street 6, Oława
Occupation office worker at the Polish Association of Former Political Prisoners of Nazi Prisons and Concentration Camps
Religious affiliation Jewish
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties none

I personally met Dr. Herbert Böttcher in 1942. He was SS- undPolizeiführer [SS and police leader] at our office, which was called “Korona”. I worked there and answered directly to him. I am certain and declare that all the actions, such as deportation of the Jewish population to Treblinka, as well as actions involving the destruction of the Polish and Jewish population in general were carried out on his orders, but without his presence. During such an action on 13 January 1943, my parents and three sisters were killed on said Dr. Herbert Böttcher’s order.

He was the most dangerous man in the entire Radom Voivodeship. He was so cruel that whenever he encountered a person of Polish or Jewish nationality, he beat and kicked them in a brutal manner. He also gave an order that a guard standing watch by his house must shoot any Jew or a Pole who passes by. I don’t recall any incident of this kind, maybe nothing like this ever happened because everyone knew about the order and was afraid of walking past.

After the actions finished, he would come to watch the massacres and organized drunken parties, yelling that there was “not enough blood”. He gave an order to refrain from cleaning the vehicles stained with blood until he – as he put it – had satisfied himself with the view.