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:
Zofia Prokop, 42 years old, daughter of Jan and Aleksandra, residing in Warsaw, Puławska Street 83, flat 49, head of the exhumation group of the Municipal Funeral Service, Roman Catholic, no criminal record.
Between 27 and 29 November 1945, as a representative of the Municipal Funeral Service, I carried out an exhumation in aleja Piłsudskiego, at the corner with Marszałkowska Street. I found four graves there. After uncovering them it turned out that there was one mass grave with 29 bodies. Some corpses were entirely preserved, but some bore visible marks of burning; they had charred, blackened legs, arms, and chests, and besides there were charred fragments of bones and burnt clothes lying to one side. These remains were buried in the Municipal Cemetery in Powązki. According to information provided by chance witnesses, these bodies had been brought there after the Uprising from the basements of the G. Anca pharmacy at Marszałkowska Street 21. It was said that these people had been murdered by the Germans and burnt in the basement of the pharmacy. An employee of the Municipal Sanitation Department, whose surname I don’t know and who was present during the exhumation by chance, told me that these bodies had been moved from the G. Anca pharmacy at the end of February or at the beginning of March by the Municipal Sanitation Department. A reporter for the Polish Red Cross was present during the exhumation, and she identified some of the bodies (11) on the basis of documents found on them.
The report was read out.