In Krasice on this day, 24 November 1948, at 11.00 a.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 Władysława Dudek
Parents’ names Józef and Maria, née Botrz [?]
Age 50 years old
Place of birth Krasice, 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, that is before noon, there came to our village of Krasice a certain Rachwał, who served in Kaszewice, Radomsko district, leading a group of other gendarmes. At that time my son Antoni was transporting our grain quota; when he was some 20 meters from the yard, he was taken by those gendarmes led by Rachwał.

Other people were also taken at the same time: Zofia Tyras, Maciej Boral, Leokadia Jurczycka, Wincenty Psonka, Andrzej Kała, Ludwik Zezny, Ignacy Ślęzak, and some Kowalski from the village of Kobyłczyce. In total, 10 people were taken. On the following day I learned that all of them had been killed in Aniołów, Częstochowa district. I don’t know why my son or the others were taken; my son didn’t belong to any organizations, he just farmed the land with me.

At this point I conclude the report and, having had it read out to me, I sign it.