Amsterdam July 29 1884 – Amsterdam December 15 1966
Leijns found himself during the shooting at his office on the fifth floor of the Office Industria at the corner of the Rokin and the Dam.
He had placed his camera on a tripod in order to photograph the liberation. Twice he pushed on the button of his Leica when the machine-guns began to rattle.
Leijns and Haanstra were the only ones who managed to record the shooting.