Warsaw

Warsaw

February 9, 2017
Original taken from
In 2007, the joint Polish-Soviet collection, Warsaw Uprising of 1944, was published in documents from the archives of the special services.

A small passage about Ukrainian policemen:

February 14, 1945, Warsaw. Statement by S. Grabowski Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Warsaw.

Commission for the investigation of German torture in Warsaw. Translation from Polish.
Indication of Grabovskoy Stanislava, 1895 year of birth

"On the day of the uprising, I was at home - 3 Novyye Shozd Street, together with my daughter Jadviga. At 5 o'clock we heard gunshots over the Vistula River and all over the city. In addition to 200 residents, 60 more people the street.
And since the New Congress and other neighboring streets were heavily patrolled by the Germans, nobody went out into the street, since the Ukrainian and German soldiers fired at everyone they noticed in the window. There were no rebels in our area.

And on August 2, gangsters grenades set fire to the Kozitsky gymnasium on Bednarskaya Street and the house on Novy Sovets Street, No. 4 and 6, and on ul. Good number 96, poured gasoline over them. On August 3, in the same way, we lit our house, but we went through the hole that had been punched in advance into the neighboring house No. 5 and 7, and from there into the factory of I.R.
The Germans, having learned that all the inhabitants had left our house, broke into the neighboring so-called house of professors and evicted all residents, among whom there were many professors of Warsaw. "They were taken to the courtyard near the Shikht house, women and men were separated. The men were immediately shot, and I don’t know the fate of women.
In the factory of I. F. there were about 400 residents of the city. There were men, women and children. There we were 8 days, fed porridge, which is cooked in the kitchen of the factory. There appeared the patrols of the rebels and demolished the wounded rebels there.
After 8 days, the Germans occupied Povisle and invaded the factory, separated the men, and the women, including me and my daughter, were driven to the houses on Marien-stadt. Men, apparently, were taken to work for burning corpses. Some of them we later met.

On August 13, we were driven to the bazaar on Marienstadt Street, where there were already many men, women and children, where we were divided into 2 groups and through Marienstadt, Bednarskaya, Krakow suburb, Saska square, Saski garden, Iron Brama, Kholodnaya and Volskaya into the church on Volya . On the way, we had to repeatedly dismantle the barricades. Around the house burned and from this burned hair and clothing.
And we were in the first group (about 2000 people).Bullets fired at us in Saska Square and in the garden, as a result of which many were killed and injured, we all had to run with our arms raised, with the exception of women with babies or knots in their hands.
In the gardens lay soldiers and shot at the feet of the runners. In Sasky's garden all the men were separated from us The men were ordered to remove all outer clothing and boots, into which the Germans changed clothes, which then went in an unknown direction.
On the square of the Iron Frames, tanks drove into the middle of us running and retreated with us. Some Germans took the knots away from the women and, blocking them, walked in the middle. Shells fell from everywhere.

She herself personally saw one Ukrainian run up to the man who had a child in her arms, and took him away, grabbed him by the legs and threw the burning house into the fire. On the way, the Ukrainians ran up to the side, grabbed young women and took them with them.
The mother, who asked to let her daughter go, was beaten with her butts and boots. All the time, artillery fired at us and the retreating Germans, only in half of Wolskie we heard the Polish command “Do not shoot” and the fire stopped, then we could go quieter.
Near Bema Street, Ukrainians and SS men removed their coats from women, took their bags and threw them under tanks, took rings, briefcases, wallets, and tore money.
We were detained near the church on the Will, and the Ukrainians took away all the young women and took them to the side. They drove us further, in the fields we saw burning heaps, from which we carried burning meat, and saw corpses.3
In the palace, we were loaded onto a train and taken to Pruszkow. In Prutkov I was only 4 hours, from where, thanks to a happy occasion, I, together with my daughter, managed to go free.

I testify truthfully. What I sign for.





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