concerning mass executions and mass graves

Township: Pawłowice
Commune: Pawłowice
District: Iłża
Voivodeship: Kielce

1. Date and place of execution.

13 March 1943, village and commune of Pawłowice, Iłża district.

2. Type of execution.


3. Personal data of the murdered victims.

Poles, Jews, foreigners: Poles

How many people were murdered: 5 people

The victims were brought in from: The victims were shot in the place

of their residence.

Surname, age, occupation, address:

1) Jan Michałek, 49 y. old, farmer, resident of Pawłowice
2) Katarzyna Michałek, 49 y. old, wife of a farmer, ‘’
3) Teofil Michałek, 24 y. old, farm laborer, ‘’
4) Marianna Jakubowska, 53 y. old, farmer, ‘’
5) Janina Jakubowska, 17 y. old, lived with mother ‘’
4. Is it known what the victims were accused of, whether the execution was carried out in retaliation, etc.?

The execution was carried out in retaliation – relatives of the above named people took part

in the assault on the family of a Pole (Hołuj) suspected of collaborating with the Germans.

5. Who carried out the execution (gendarmes, Gestapo men, SS men, policemen, the Wehrmacht)?

The execution was carried out by the gendarmes from Lipsko.

6. Are the surnames of the perpetrators known? (Give the surnames).

The execution was perpetrated by senior gendarme Werner and gendarme Martin.

7. Were the corpses burnt or destroyed otherwise (where)?

The corpses were buried in a Roman Catholic cemetery in Pawłowice.

8. Where were the corpses buried (provide the exact location)?

Cf. 7 above.

9. Description of the place of burial (graves, dimensions, estimated number of victims buried in one grave).

The victims were buried in 2 graves: 2 bodies in one and 3 bodies in the other.

10. Were the corpses exhumed, were they officially reinterred (report)? If “yes” to the latter, then where?

Are there any grounds for conducting their exhumation in the future?

On 1 October 1945, the contents of the above questionnaire were officially certified by Stefan Stępień, the head of Pawłowice commune, with the Municipal Court in Lipsko nad Wisłą.