Kielce, 31 July 1948, 1.00 p.m. Jan Zielono from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Kielce, on the instruction of the Prosecutor from the District Court in Kielce, with the participation of court reporter Stefan Młodawski, 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 Stanisław Krzyżyk
Parents’ names Andrzej and Jadwiga, née Tutak
Date of birth 27 June 1905
Place of birth Kielce
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Occupation guard
Place of residence Kielce, Wojewódzka Street 25

During the occupation I worked in the fire service in Ludwików.

I know that the camp was established in 1943 and closed in August 1944. There were two camps: one for the Jews and the other for the Russian prisoners of war.

On average, there were some 500 or 600 prisoners in the camp. The average number of prisoners in the camp was the same throughout the period of its operation. Upon the liquidation of the camp, all prisoners were deported in an unknown direction.

The prisoners worked in Huta Ludwików [a foundry]. The prisoners were fed very poorly.

There was an infirmary in the camp. As for the death rate, it was about 10 people.

There were executions by hanging and by shooting. The prisoners were treated very roughly; the Germans behaved very badly towards them. The dead prisoners were buried outside Huta Ludwików, and the rest were buried outside the Henryków factory premises.

No material evidence survived.

I don’t know the surnames of the people who were imprisoned in the camp.

I know the following surnames of the head of the camp and other Germans: Mack, Dedek and Fuss. I don’t remember the others.

At this the report was concluded, read out and signed.