I am Jennifer Eyges and was Hans Smit's Administrative Assistant in the 80's. When I a gave birth to my son Eric Hans came to the hospital to see me with presents. After I returned to work to show him the baby my son he picked him up in the air and said "what a beautiful baby" . 13 years later Hans met my son and said is this the baby.
Hans Smit was an amazing man great to work for. He loved to tell stories about growing up in The Netherlands during WWII. I used to look forward to my job as working with Hans Smit was exciting. He was kind, generous, warm, ebullient, imposing, charismatic, artistic and humorous.
When I gave my vocal performance graduation recital at Columbia, Hans Smit was there to cheer me on.
Hans you will be missed though many years have passed by since I worked as your Administrative Assistant. You were really special and unique and working for you at the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law was truly also very special.
My condolences to Marion and Robert Smit and Beverly Smit