Staszów, 15 August 1947. The District Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in the Region of the District Court in Radom, Branch Office at the Municipal Court in Staszów, in the person of judge Albin Walkiewicz, a lawyer from Staszów, heard the person named below as an unsworn witness. Having been advised of the criminal liability for making false declarations and of the wording of Article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Albin Sojda
Age 39 years old
Parents’ names Szczepan and Magdalena
Place of residence Zdzieci, Połaniec commune
Occupation farmer
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Criminal record none

In 1944, an inhabitant of our village, Stanisław Comber, was going to work at his field. A unit of gendarmes from Staszów was passing nearby; for no reason whatsoever, the gendarmes fired a few shots at Comber. Having been hit, a dozen or so hours later the man died.

Also in 1944 the gendarmes from Staszów, together with lieutenant Haff, brought to Staszów nine farmers from Zrębin, a neighboring village. They informed the villagers that they would release these people for two quintals of butter. The village was not able to obtain so much butter from its cows, so the people bought the missing amount and handed the butter over to the Germans. Then the arrested farmers were released.

I know nothing else. I don’t know any other surnames of German criminals. The report was read out.