The Kazemattenmuseum in the Frisian Kornwerderzand has three objects in the collection that are the property of the grandfather of comedian Jochem Myjer.
Lieutenant Bob Myjer was during the may days of 1940 the commander of the troops at Kornwerderzand the searchlights employees.
It comes to a helmet, batons and the officiersstokje of Myjers grandfather. The objects were donated to the museum by professor Egbert Myjer, former judge at the European Court for the Rights of Man and the son of the lieutenant.
It is the first helmet that the Kazemattenmuseum in the possession of that is actually worn during the battle at Kornwerderzand.
‘Objects get pride of place in museum’
“The objects are given a prominent place in the collection after the renovation, re-decorated”, confirmed comedian Myjer, the grandson of lieutenant Bob, in front of the Leeuwarder Courant.
The museum found out that the family Myjer the oorlogsattributen still had after a Facebookpost of Jochem Myjer about the past of his grandfather, the only beroepsofficier of Kornwerderzand in the Second world War, survived. Eventually he reached the rank of major general of engineers.