On 29 November 1947, in Radoszyce, the District Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes based in Radom, represented by a member of the Commission, Assistant Public Prosecutor of the Regional Court, T. Skulimowski, 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 Marcin Bańburski
Age 50
Parents’ names Mateusz and Agnieszka, née Wielkopolan
Place of residence Village of Pakuły, Grodzisko commune, Końskie district
Occupation farmer
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties none

From the beginning of 1941, for three and a half years, I worked as a janitor at the German gendarmerie station in Radoszyce. The commandant of the station was Kort, his deputy was Epner, and later [it was] Leit; [there were also] gendarmes: Sztryber, Meler, Rozward vel Rozwald, Wakier [Walter?], Freitag, [and] Tuszyński. I saw various people brought in to the gendarmerie station who were beaten during interrogations with a rubber baton. One of them was Stanisław Wojnowski, who was terribly beaten during an interrogation. He was beaten with rubber batons on his head and all over his body by Rozward, Sztryber, and Epner. As I found out later, Wojnowski was killed and his body was buried in the garden near the station. I saw a gendarme raking the place where Wojnowski had been buried, in order to cover up the tracks. I don’t know what Wojnowski was arrested for.

I am not aware of other murders committed by the local gendarmes, either. I have only heard people say that they had killed people in the area. Those transported to Radoszyce were sent to Końskie after interrogation and beating.

After liberation, Wojnowski’s body was dug out and transferred to the local cemetery.