On 17 October 1947, in Końskie, K. Gwarek, a member of the District Commission for [the Investigation of] German Crimes and an investigative judge of the Końskie Branch of the Regional Court in Radom, interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Antonina Dziurdź
Age 39
Parents’ names Józef and Agata
Place of residence Końskie, Kazanowska Street 1
Occupation [running a farm], 30 ares of land
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Relationship to the parties sister-in-law and mother to the murder victims

On 6 April 1940, two gendarmes came to my house in Końskie, Pod Lasem; holding a list, they asked about the whereabouts of my husband Józef Dziurdź and my brother-in-law Władysław Dziurdź, who lived in the same house. I showed the gendarmes that they were both working in the barn, and they arrested them both from the barn. That day they arrested 22 men from Stadnicka Wola, Papiernia, and Polna Street in Końskie. First, the gendarmes told the arrestees to push wagons with ammunition. I followed the arrestees part of the way, but the gendarmes started shouting and shooting, so I returned home. Stanisława Dziurdź, my sister’s daughter, followed the arrestees further, and when she returned she told me that on the way, near the village of Babia Góra [Niebo], the gendarmes had shot six men, including my husband Józef Dziurdź. On 9 April, I was permitted to take away his body. I found my husband’s dead body ten steps from the road, in the forest near Babia Góra [Niebo], among the corpses of the six men killed there. I don’t know the reason for my husband’s arrest and murder.

The report was read out.