About us

We are committed to remembrance work in Dachau and want the heritage and the mission of the eyewitnesses to be preserved in an appropriate manner.

Hosts

The International Youth Meeting Dachau is being organized by four main supporting organizations as well as a mostly voluntary team. The supporting organizations provide employees as well as financial resources and decide about the general framework of IYM Dachau. The supporting organizations are:

Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend
in der Erzdiözese München und Freising

Jana Wulf, BDKJ-Diocesan chairwoman
Preysingstr. 93, 81667 München
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 480 92 23 13
jwulf•eja-muenchen,de
www.bdkj.org

Förderverein für Internationale Jugendbegegnung und Gedenkstättenarbeit in Dachau e.V.
Andrea Heller, Managing Director
Zur alten Schießstatt 1, 85221 Dachau
Phone: +49 (0)8131 / 83303
info•foerderverein-dachau,de
www.foerderverein-dachau.de

Kreisjugendring Dachau
Ludwig Gasteiger, Managing Director
Mittermayerstr. 22-24, 85221 Dachau
Phone: +49 (0)8131 / 3567810
email•kjr-dachau,de
www.kjr-dachau.de

Evangelische Versöhnungskirche in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau
Frank Schleicher, Deacon
Alte Römerstraße 87
85221 Dachau
Phone: +49 (0)8137 / 9953375
frank,schleicher•elkb,de
www.versoehnungskirche-dachau.de

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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.

ASSISTANT

Over the past three years, I have been able to support the International Youth Meeting Dachau as a team member. Before that, I was able to gain insights into the Dachau culture of remembrance through my voluntary service at the Evangelical Church of Reconciliation at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. After these experiences, I am very much looking forward to supporting the team and Anja in her role as project manager at the IYM 2024.

VOLUNTARY YEAR

(Bundesfreiwilligendienst)

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 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.

Team

The voluntary team of IYM Dachau 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.

Supporters

The International Youth Meeting Dachau is being supported by: