Leave God alone

Amsterdam, Youth

When you are dead …? What you mean for others while you are alive, that is decisive for me.

Wibe Hylkema, living in Friesland, was Coenraad Rood’s best friend. They met initially in the AJC [Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale – Workers Youth Center] when, at a very young age, they were leaders in a children’s camp. Their friendship was for life. Wibe became a minister, and when Coen came back after the war, they sought each other out. They had animated discussions about faith.