On 20 September 1949 in Warsaw, a member of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, Irena Skonieczna (MA), interviewed the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations, the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Marian Edmund Herman|
|Date and place of birth||25 January 1902, Potulice, Poznań county|
|Parents’ names||Jan and Bronisława, née Michałowska|
|Citizenship and nationality||Polish|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Place of residence||Marszałkowska Street 62, flat 2|
When the Warsaw Uprising broke out, I was in the house at Marszałkowska Street 8. By 11 or 12 August 1944 (I don’t remember the exact date) the only thing I had seen was how – in the first days of the Uprising – the Germans had led the residents out of the house at no. 9 Marszałkowska Street, with their arms raised, and marched them off towards Unii Square, that is, to aleja Szucha. Their house was set on fire. I saw this from the windows of my flat, which opened onto the small square on Marszałkowska Street between properties no. 12 and 8. I did not witness any other crimes.
On 11 August (I am not absolutely certain as to the date) [crossed out: two] Germans and four “Ukrainians” appeared at our tenement and ordered everyone to vacate the building within 15 minutes. In the courtyard they pulled out four young men from our group and led them to aleja Szucha. I have heard that none of them has returned to date. The German detachment took the rest of the people to Rakowiecka Street, and from there we walked along the route marked out through Andrzeja Boboli Street to Okęcie.
At this point the report was concluded and read out.