On 5 September 1947 in Katowice, Judge Medlewski, Investigative Judge of the District Court in Katowice, with its seat in Katowice, with the participation of reporter Szulc, interviewed the person specified below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations, the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Mieczysław Krzywdziński|
|Parents’ names||Aleksander and Aniela, née Sramka|
|Place of residence||Katowice, św. Jacka Street 9|
|Relationship to the parties||none|
I was interned at the Auschwitz camp between 4 April 1941 and the end of October 1944. Over this entire period, I was at the Auschwitz I camp.
I met suspect Kurt Müller in 1941, alternatively in 1942; he was discharging the duties of Blockführer and later even of Arbeitsdienstführer [work service leader]. Already at that time, I knew the suspect by name. They said he was a reverend. In 1942 and at the beginning of 1943, I lived at block 5, and then at block 24. Over that period, the suspect discharged the function of the Blockführer at, among others, the blocks I was staying at. He had a calm disposition and I did not even hear him abusing prisoners verbally. Once, in 1942, as I was on my way back from the Arbeitskommando [work detail], I noticed suspect Müller, who was returning with a rifle from the so-called Kiesgrube (a gravel pit). Since an execution took place at that time, I suspect that Müller actively participated in it. I did not witness the execution, this is merely my suspicion.
Beyond that, I cannot say anything negative about Müller. As the Arbeitsdienstführer, he treated prisoners humanely.
In 1944, I came across suspect Herbert Ludwig, who at that time was a Blockführer. I already knew his name then. Personally, I did not see him torture or beat prisoners, nor did I hear him abuse them verbally.
I had no direct contact with suspect Ludwig and I heard nothing negative about him.