In Krasice on this day, 24 November 1948, at 1.30 p.m., I, Corporal Bronisław Szyja from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Mstów, acting on the instructions of citizen Deputy Prosecutor, issued on the basis of Article 20 of the provisions introducing the Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 257 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, due to the unavailability of a judge in the township, in consequence whereof any delay could result in the disappearance of traces or evidence of a crime, which traces or evidence might cease to exist before the arrival of a judge, observing the formal requirements set forward in Articles 235–240, 258 and 259 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, with the participation of reporter Mieczysław Kasprzyk from the Citizens’ Militia Station in Mstów, whom I have informed of his obligation to attest to the conformity of the report with the actual course of the procedure by his own signature, have heard the person named below as a witness. Having been advised of the significance of the oath, the right to refuse to testify for the reasons set forward in Article 104 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and of the criminal liability for making false declarations, this pursuant to the provisions of Article 140 of the Penal Code, the witness testified as follows:

Name and surname Stanisław Żyzny
Parents’ names Mikołaj and Marianna
Age 50 years old
Place of birth Mokrzesz, Wancerzów commune
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation farmer
Place of residence Krasice, Wancerzów commune, Częstochowa district

With regard to the matter at hand I can provide the following information: on the morning of 28 October 1943, some gendarmes from Kaszewice, led by Rachwał, came in a bus to our village of Krasice.

At the time, my son Ludwik was apprenticed to a tailor, Jan Strzelczyk from Krasice. When the gendarmes entered Strzelecki’s property, they asked my son what he was doing. When my son answered that he was apprenticed to a tailor, Rachwał took out handcuffs and cuffed my son and Władysław Pabijasz, a resident of Kobylany. Then he took them on that bus; at the same time they took also: Zofia Tyras, Ignacy Ślęzak, Antoni Dudek, Maria Tyras, Eleonora Jurczyk, Wincenty Psonka, Andrzej Kała and Maciej Boral, residing in Kaszewice, and they were taken there by car.

On the same day I learned that all of the above-mentioned people had been shot in Aniołów, Częstochowa district. As for my son, he had been taken without any reason, because when my wife went to remonstrate with Rachwał that the quota had been delivered, he beat her.

I have testified to all I know and signed the report after it was read out to me.