On 19 June 1947 in Radom, a member of the District Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Radom, deputy prosecutor T. Skulimowski, interviewed the person named below as a witness, without administering an oath. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the provisions of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Józef Cieciora
Age 39 years old
Parents’ names Stanisław and Marianna, née Mazur
Place of residence Edwardów village, Skaryszew commune
Occupation farmer
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties brother-in-law of Józef Gołąbek

Leon Gołąbek, father of Józef Gołąbek, couldn’t be present today due to his advanced age and illness, so I have come in his stead.

On 6 March 1944 in Edwardów, the German gendarmes shot five people, including my brother-in-law, Józef Gołąbek. My father-in-law – Leon Gołąbek – and I did not witness this execution because I was in Kazanów that day. I arrived in Edwardów after the execution. The German gendarmes were getting ready to leave. The corpses of the victims had already been buried. I was told that they had been executed in retaliation for the killing of two Blue policemen by the partisans, but I don’t know any details. The body of my brother-in-law was buried together with the Urbański and Siwiec families in the Urbański family’s garden. I don’t know who exactly buried the corpses, because there were a lot of people.

I think that Roman Siwiec, who at the time was the village leader from the Wólka Twarogowa commune, witnessed the execution, because he was summoned by the gendarmes right after they arrived in Edwardów. I do not know the surnames of the gendarmes. Presently, the remains of Józef Gołąbek are located in the parish cemetery in Skaryszew.

The report was read out.