Warsaw, 13 May 1946, Investigating District Judge of Second District of the District Court in Warsaw, Halina Wereńko, delegated to the Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Warsaw, interviewed the person named below as a witness. Having advised the witness of the criminal liability for making false declarations, of the obligation to speak the truth and of the significance of the oath, the Judge took an oath based on article 109 of the criminal code of procedure, following which the witness testified:
Name and surname Stanisława Stefania Lilenstern née Chądzyńska
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I would like to correct my previous testimony in regard to my son Wojciech Stanisław Jakub Lilienstern having been unjustly accused by Józef Staszauer of espionage and commanding an execution unit. It was only true that my son was working for a Polish Underground organization. My son did take part in the attempted assassination of Lutosławski, however not as a commander but as a subordinate, I don’t know the surnames of the commanders, my son had been drawn into the execution unit by Staszauer, among others. I heard a number of phone calls from Staszauer and I heard myself how Staszauer talked my son into taking part in the assassination [attempt]. After the arrest, Staszauer tried to hide his role in persuading my son, because, I think, he was intending to keep his betrayal of the organization secret.
I haven’t established the surname of the janitor from Poznańska Street, however I enclose the address of an eyewitness to my son’s arrest – Józefa Bałaszkiewicz, residing at Poznańska Street 22 flat 49. She observed the events of my son and others being arrested from her window. Furthermore, I enclose the address of citizen Brykner, residing in Koszykowa Street 35 flat 33, who was arrested as a resident of the house at Poznańska Street 23. Citizen Brykner spent half a year in the Pawiak prison. [I also give] the address of citizen Majewski, residing at Poznańska Street 21 (first floor), who also witnessed the whole incident. I also give the address of the wife of the janitor who used to work in the building where the “Za Kotarą” bar was situated – Maria Kucharska, Mazowiecka Street 2. The janitor himself is dead.
I would like to correct my previous testimony – it wasn’t a pharmacist who died during the execution of Staszauer, but Staszewski, the owner of the wallpaper shop in Mazowiecka Street. I would also like to correct the statement that it was citizen Zybert who told me that Staszauer was a traitor – in actual fact the organization believed Staszauer right up until the very time when a thorough investigation was carried out, so it was not the signaling officer Zybert but I myself who had doubted Staszauer’s loyalty.
The report was read out.