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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presents Federal Cross of Merit to Ines Doberanzke-Milnikel. She established the Association of Friends of the International Youth Meeting Center Oświęcim/Auschwitz. Photo: Federal German Government / Gero Breloer. For editorial use only. If you use this photo, please give the source as "Federal German Government / Gero Breloer" and agree a fee with Bundesbildstelle (
  • German president presents Cross of Merit at Schloss Bellevue
  • Decoration honors Doberanzke-Milnikel’s personal commitment and the social responsibility of Volkswagen in connection with Memorial Site work at Auschwitz

Ines Doberanzke-Milnikel (47) an employee of the Volkswagen Group from Beendorf (Börde District, Saxony-Anhalt), was today presented with the Federal Cross of Merit by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. Doberanzke-Milnikel , who holds degrees in social work and social management, was honored at Schloss Bellevue for her volunteering commitment with the Association of Friends of the International Youth Meeting Center Oświęcim/Auschwitz as well as her professional and social commitment with Volkswagen. The native of Magdeburg coordinates international exchange and encounter programs as well as Memorial Site work at Auschwitz with apprentices and managers for the Volkswagen Group.

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