Kielce, 3 February 1948, 10.00 a.m. Stanisław Kostera from the Criminal Investigation Section of the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, on the instruction of the Prosecutor from the District Court in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Marian Poniewierka, 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||Wiktor Tomiczek|
|Parents’ names||Jan and Ewa, née Staszek|
|Age||49 years old|
|Place of birth||Rudzica, Bielsko district|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Place of residence||Kielce, Zagnańska Street 42|
|The ca||mp in the Henryków factory at Młynarska Street 133 in Kielce was established|
by the occupational authorities in September 1942. The above-mentioned camp was closed in August 1944. There were only Jews in that camp, but not only from Poland; there were also German, Czech and Austrian Jews.
On average, there were some 380 prisoners in the camp. During its period of operation, about 550 people passed through the camp. Upon the liquidation of the camp, the prisoners were loaded into train cars and deported to Auschwitz.
The prisoners from the camp were involved in manufacturing military vehicles and also worked in the factory yard, loading and unloading goods. The prisoners were fed very poorly in the camp.
Sick prisoners received medical assistance in the camp, and there was also an infirmary. One woman died in the camp and one man was killed with an injection.
There were executions in the above-mentioned camp. The first took place in 1943. Ten Poles brought from the prison in Kielce were hanged on the factory premises. The second execution was carried out in 1944; four Jews were hanged then.
The Germans treated the prisoners badly. The corpses of the prisoners were buried outside the factory fence, and the corpses of the Poles were transported away in a cart and buried by the Silnica River in Kielce.
No material evidence survived.
I cannot give the surnames of the prisoners from the camp.
The camp commandant was Kurt Fuss, and Mack was his deputy.
At this point the report was concluded, read out and signed.