Warsaw, 18 February 1946. Associate Judge Antoni Krzętowski, delegated to the Warszawa- Miasto Branch of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes, interviewed the person named below as a witness, without taking an oath. The witness was advised of the obligation to speak the truth and of the criminal liability for making false declarations.

The witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Henryka Olędzka
Parents’ names Paweł and Anna
Date of birth 19 January 1901
Place of residence Pruszków, 3 Maja Street 24
Occupation I engage in trade (vegetable stall)
Criminal record none

My husband Leon was arrested by Germans from the Gestapo on 2 June 1944 in the village of Gąsin, commune of Helenów, district of Błonie. My husband managed a farmstead in that village, which I had inherited from my parents. At the time, I lived in Pruszków. Gąsin is located near Pruszków.

At the time when my husband was arrested, the Gestapo were detaining a larger number of people in Pruszków and the surrounding areas. My husband and his companions in misery were taken to Pawiak. Two of them, namely Bolesław Trzciński (residing in Pruszków on Szkolna Street) and Prętkiewicz – I don’t know his first name (his address is the brickyard in Żbików, district of Warsaw), have now returned to their homes from the Gross Rosen concentration camp. It is from their accounts that I learned that my husband was in Pawiak along with other detainees. They told me that he received a death sentence. However, they did not witness his death, and only told me that he had definitely been executed, for they stopped seeing him after a certain time. Taking into consideration also the fact that a weapon was found upon my husband when he was arrested, his death appears practically certain. Trzciński and Prątkiewicz were held in Pawiak for some two months, and were transported to the concentration camp shortly before the uprising broke out.

The report was read out.