Matje de Vries-Schellevis is my grandmother. I have missed her so badly all my life. It is even harder now that I am a grandmother myself, with four grandchildren of my own. I’m also named after her.
She was called Matje, but her name is Mathilda. The name in my passport is Mathilda, and people call me Tilly. The sadness of never having grandparents stays forever.
Mathilda Kremer – de Vries