On 10 February 1948 in Oława, the Municipal Court in Oława, with 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||Mojżesz Wajcman|
|Parents’ names||Lajb and Perla|
|Place of residence||Bolesława Chrobrego Street 6, Oława|
|Relationship to the parties||none|
In September 1942, I was arrested at night, at home, when I was in bed. I was sent to forced labor in the SS- undPolizei [SS and police] office in Radom, at Głowackiego Street 11. This is when I met Dr. Herbert Böttcher, who was Polizeiführer [police leader] of the Kielce district, with headquarters in Radom. He was the most dangerous man in the entire Voivodeship. He ordered that actions be carried out against the Polish intelligentsia residing in the city, and at the same time against the Jewish population in the ghetto. Sometimes he was present during these actions, but not always. Such “actions” were always followed by drunken parties.
In August 1942, during the displacement action carried out on his order, my whole family died: father, mother, three sisters, brother, as well as my wife and two children. I know that Dr. Herbert Böttcher supervised these actions. This has been confirmed by his drivers – Germans who transported the people away, and his personal driver Marcin Greneła vel Grin.
There was a number of incidents when Dr. Böttcher ordered that workers be arrested and executed for the most trivial reasons. My brother, Pejsoch Wajcman, survived such an incident only thanks to the intervention of some influential Germans. They helped save a number of lives by releasing the detainees from the detention room without Dr. Böttcher’s knowledge, for in his records these people had been registered as executed. The trucks returning from an action were always stained with blood, and on top of them was human hair and even pieces of human heads.
The report was read out and signed.