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Vote by Youth

Jugend hat Gewählt

"Vote by Youth." Volk auf dem Weg, November 1993, 10.

Translation from German to English by Ingeborg Wallner Smith, Western Springs, Illinois


Russian-German young people and youth leaders alertly following the discussion together with the representatives of the GYE – German Youth in Europe (first row)
The second National Youth Day of the Russian-German Youth (RGY), that was held in Würzburg from October 8th to 10th, was an important event, which finished with the election of new officers. But more about that later.

Because first we must thank the young people who took part and showed themselves active and prepared to do work on behalf of our youth. Many young people had already been present at the first Youth Day, and many were also “brand new”. Both groups voted positively.

We were able to work well together during those three days. Here I can particularly mention the committees Publicity and Public Relation, Cultural Youth Work and Sports and Leisure. Experiences were exchanged, criticisms were expressed and wishes named. One particularly enjoyed the Friday evening cultural program and the Saturday disco, where one could make friends in a casual atmosphere. In the name of the officers I wish particularly to thank Katharina Dillman (the Landsmannschaft’s advisor on youth). Katharina has done a great deal for youth and had things moving throughout the youth day. In addition many thanks are due to our representatives of the GYE (German youth in Europe), and her particularly Elveline Kupietz (GYE Bonn). Also we heartily thank our Landsmannschaft that greatly supported us; only one name will be named: Bern Reiss, who managed a tight ship (hotel…). And naturally I also thank all the others who helped us out as much as they could. So, now I will finally divulge the names of the new officers who have been elected:

President: Lilli Bischoff, Wilhlm-Busch-Str. 30, 30890 Barsinghausen, Tel: 0 51 05-385 02 (home); 05 11-9 19 17 06 (office);

Deputies: Paul Ebel, Vorländerweg 88, 48151 Münster, Tel: 02 51-79 26 77;
Viktor Krebs, Robert-Bosch-Str. 4, 78532 Tuttlingen, Tel: 0 74 61-1 57 79;
Ludmilla Bretthauer, Bieberstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg, Tel: 0 40-4 10 37 84;

Treasurer: Irene Fuchs, Grünstr. 5b, 41564 Kaarst, Tel: 0 21 31-6 81 87.

Everyone has promised us help, so that we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.

For the officers: Paul Ebel

Russian-German young people and youth leaders alertly following the discussion together with the representatives of the GYE – German Youth in Europe (first row)

Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg Smith for translation of this article.

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