Warsaw, 12 December 1945. Investigating Judge Alicja Germasz heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the significance of the oath, the witness was sworn and testified as follows:

Name and surname Adam Kędzierski
Age 55
Parents’ names Wacław and Wincentyna
Place of residence Warsaw, Puławska Street 41, flat 22
Occupation Chief of the exhumation division of the Municipal Funeral Service
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none

On 4 November 1945, on behalf of the Municipal Funeral Service, I carried out an exhumation at Racławicka Street in the Mokotów fort. The place was shown to us by a fort caretaker whose name I do not know, but which I can submit on demand.

The caretaker informed us that during the Warsaw Uprising, the Germans threw living people and those previously executed into a pit dug at the spot, and then covered them with earth. After the exhumation, I determined that there were 19 well-preserved human corpses in the pit. They were in three graves. The exhumation was carried out due to the intervention of a mother who was looking for the body of her son. I can provide her name on demand.

I would like to add that the majority of the corpses had their tongues out, which is indicative of death by suffocation.

At that the report was concluded and read out.