12 October 1946

I know that in 1939, next to the school, people were executed by shooting.

Two people from the countryside who had brought potatoes were executed because they had grenades in their cart. They explained that they didn’t know what they were.

One of them was “convinced” that he had a supply of stolen soap; he explained that it came from a small factory that had been burning. They paid no attention to this and executed him. One man from the estate was executed because weapons were found buried in his yard. He swore he did not know anything about it. He was executed.

My husband buried those executed on German orders. Wives asked to be taken to the cemetery, but the Germans said: “They do not deserve to be buried in a cemetery.”

Many German people lived in the school grounds. This was the gendarmerie. They had ammunition depots there. They also had food depots.

They took turns at the school, then it was the Gestapo, but the school was constantly occupied. They kept bringing in ammunition in cars. Poles were living in the school annex – my husband said – and were at their service. And I asked if they were going to be thrown out. And my husband said that they had to do what they were told to do.

G. Bogdańska, resident at 27 Gorzykowska Street
Śliwiński, resident in the same place.