On 20 May 1947 in Jelenia Góra, Investigating Judge of the District Court in Jelenia Góra with its seat in Jelenia Góra, T. Szewczyk, with the participation of court reporter and legal apprentice M. Ronba, heard the person named below as a witness, without taking an oath. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations pursuant to Articles 107–115 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:
|Name and surname||Jan Fetter|
|Parents’ names||Władysław and Józefa|
|Place of residence||Jelenia Góra, Wynalazców Street 1a|
|Relationship to the parties||none|
I stayed in the Auschwitz camp from 15 December 1940 to 9 March 1943. From the time of my stay in the camp, from the list of the Auschwitz armed crew read out to me, I can say something about the following criminals:
1) Hans Aumeier – he was the Lagerführer [head of the camp] in my time. He was a sadist and abused the prisoners without mercy. I saw him punch and kick the prisoners without any reason.
2) Rudolf Buchholz – I don’t know him, at first I thought I knew him, but after rereading personal data I came to the conclusion that the Buchholz, whom I know, is not the Buchholz that is no. 12 on the list of the Auschwitz armed crew.
3) Maria Mandl – I didn’t know her personally, but I know that she was the Oberaufseherin in Birkenau. I heard that she used to beat and abuse the women for no reason.
4) Johann Paul Kremer – the head doctor at the camp. He carried out the selections of prisoners for gassing and took part in the gassing.
5) Max Grabner – SS officer, head of the Political Department. He was the camp judge and all the executions were carried out on his orders. I didn’t see or hear of him beating anyone. He was only harmful because of his position.
I can’t say anything about the rest of the war criminals on the list, because I don’t recall their names. If I saw their photographs, maybe I could say something more. Also, I can’t recall the names of prisoners who were abused at this time.
This is my testimony which I read and signed.