On 16 July 1948 the Magistrates’ Court in Kozienice, with Judge J. Schmidt presiding and with the participation of a reporter, J. Miernik, interviewed the person mentioned hereunder as a witness, without taking an oath. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the provisions of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Paweł Bogacz
Age 73 years old
Parents’ names Jan and Marianna
Place of residence Pionki, allotments
Occupation currently an old-age pensioner
Religion Roman Catholic
Criminal record none
Relationship to the parties none

Throughout the German occupation I worked as a master boiler-man at the State Gunpowder Plant in Pionki. A camp was set up on the grounds of the factory. I don’t know the number of prisoners detained there, nor do I know whether they were Jews only. I don’t know any details regarding the conditions they experienced in the camp. I can just confirm that many of these prisoners came to work in the boiler house, escorted by “Ukrainians”; they were gaunt and shabby, and also starved. I heard that they were very badly treated.