On 10 January 1968 in Warsaw, the assistant prosecutor for the District Prosecutor’s Office for Warsaw-Wola heard the person named below as a witness, without an oath. After being informed about the criminal liability for false testimony, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Wacław Ziemiańczyk
Age 64
Parents’ names Franciszek, Maria née Janczak
Place of residence Warsaw, Gąbińska Street 11, flat 1
Occupation hauler (own horse and cart)
Criminal record none
Relation to the parties none

I would like to explain that I have been living on Gąbińska Street for 64 years. I know that about two years before the outbreak of the Uprising, in the courtyard belonging to the property, [I’m sorry,] I should clarify – in my own flat at Gąbińska 11 Street, my wife’s sister- in-law Stanisław Konczewska and her 19-year-old son Edward were shot by the Germans. I wasn’t at home during the incident, but my wife was. From what she told me, I know that my wife at that time went to empty some rubbish from the bucket, and when she went out into the yard, a German soldier pulled a pistol on my wife and told her to go back to her flat. He addressed her in Polish, saying: ‘Go back, woman, from where you came or I’ll kill you.’ My wife was very scared and returned to the flat. Later she found out that the Germans had shot her sister-in-law and nephew. I don’t know whether my wife’s sister-in-law and her son were involved with the underground. I know that in their flat [the Germans] conducted a search, but whether or not they took something, I don’t know.

On the same day or the following day the bodies were taken away, but who came for them and where they were taken, I don’t know. I also don’t remember in what season this event took place.

I don’t know anything about other executions, but when it comes to the Uprising, I wasn’t at my residence. On the day of the Uprising I left for Łomianki and I didn’t return home. On 29 August 1944, I was arrested and deported to a camp.

The statement was read out.