In Białaczów on this day, 19 September 1948, at 11.00 a.m., Superintendent S. Wach from the Citizen’s Militia Station in Białaczów heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Antoni Zieliński
Parents’ names Antoni and Anna, née Sobierajska
Age 27 years old
Date and place of birth 12 March 1922, Białaczów
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation office worker
Place of residence Białaczów settlement, Opoczno district
Relationship to the parties none

As regards the shooting of eight Jews in 1942, I know the following: I witnessed how three Jews (a family displaced from Mława) were brought to the Commune Office in Białaczów. A drunk gendarme, whose surname I don’t know, harassed them in a brutal manner: he beat the woman about the head and face with his gun, and then he took the KB and fired at her three times – the last time he shot her in the head. Then he killed the husband and the little girl, scattering blood all around the pavement. Next he robbed them of a watch and some money.

I would like to add that on the same day, the gendarmes killed also two Jews and three Jewesses in Białaczów, tormenting them in the same way.

On that day the Jews were resettled to the ghetto, and those who attempted escape were caught and executed by the German torturers.

At this the report was concluded, read out and signed.