We are committed to remembrance work in Dachau and in the youth hostel and want the heritage and the mission of the contemporary witnesses to be preserved in an appropriate manner.
The International Youth Meeting is being organized by three main supporting organizations as well as a mostly voluntary team. The supporting organizations provide employees as well as financial resources and decide about the IJB’s general framework. The supporting organizations are:
Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend
in der Erzdiözese München und Freising
Jana Wulf, BDKJ-Diözesanvorsitzende
Preysingstr. 93, 81667 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 /480 92 23 13
Förderverein für Internationale Jugendbegegnung und Gedenkstättenarbeit in Dachau e.V.
Andrea Heller, Geschäftsführerin
Zur alten Schießstatt 1, 85221 Dachau
Tel. +49 (0)8131 / 83303
Anja Schuller-Müller is responsible for organizing and leading the International Youth Meeting since 2023. Her studies in ancient history and archaeology on the one hand and her long-term experience in memorial education on the other hand led to a special focus on the connections between past and present. In her work it is important for her to create awareness especially among young people how dictatorships arise and that democracies are not self-perpetuating but have to be shaped actively to remain.
Since 2019 Catharina Koke supports the Project Management in organising and leading the International Youth Meeting. Years of practical work with young adults gaining lots of knowledge and experience led her to teacher training concerning grammar school. Therefor she studied German studies and Protestant Theology. During her studies she was exceptionally interested in ecclesiastical history during the Third Reich. She deepened her knowledge concerning this topic while working on a doctoral dissertation. In her work as a teacher, her commitment to tolerance, respect and openness to the world is a particular concern.
In 2023 August Michalke graduated from high school in Munich and is now supporting the Kreisjugendring Dachau in 2023 and 2024 in the form of a Federal Volunteer Service. Involved in the work of the Partnership for Democracy in Dachau and Karlsfeld and the annual International Youth Meeting (IJB) in Dachau, August can contribute his strengths in many different areas. August is particularly interested in the topic of democracy: What holds a democracy together? How does it develop and what are the lurking dangers from inside and outside? He already dealt with these questions intensively during his time at school. In workshops, he educated his fellow students about Antisemitism, past attacks on democracy and human rights and their effects on today.
The voluntary team of the IJB consists of about fifteen young adults from Germany and abroad. They take part in the organization, lead through the program, and take care of the participants throughout the two weeks of the Youth Meeting.
The International Youth Meeting is being supported by: