Gré Bouma-Hagemeijer *1939
Mrs. Gré Bouma-Hegemeijer approached us, with her statement, as a result of a newspaper report, but she appears to be one the writers from 2004 to Dora Budde. Gré Hagemeijer got hit by a shotwound on her knee on May 7 1945.
My parents had a milk-and grocery shop in the Vinkenstraat 20 in the Jordaan. It was Monday afternoon and the shop was closed. We went to the Dam to celebrate, my parents and my sister Annie. We wore our best dresses, made from velvet curtains by the nuns of the Haarlemmerhout.
We stood at the corner of the Dam and the Damrak. I was hit by a bullet. Somebody fell over me, he was dead.
My leg was a gaping wound because of the shot and I laid on a bed in front of the shop. I got a lot of attention, also from a young man who gave me all the time licorice. Jelly was older then me. I married him. My husband died in 2002.
On May 7 2016 I was present by the unveiling. It was difficult for me to sit there, almost on the spot were I was hit. But together with my son I had a great support.
You have made the day dignified. One more many thanks.