Hendrik Klaassen (1931-2016)
On May 7 1945 my father was visiting his aunt, she lived at the Nieuwendijk, and wanted to go to the Dam. He stood in the neighbourhood of the SS-building when somebody shot from the building, also from the other side in the Grote Club was shot back, by the Kriegsmarine ; a gunfight started. My father told me that they disliked each other. The shooting stopped when Blaskowitz* got out of the car and took care of it. Unfortunately there were many wounded and deceased people. My father saw everything from a safe distance and told it to me.
Henk Klaassen Januari 2017
*Note : According to our information this must have been Overhoff.