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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Walter Kolb

1902-1956

 
 
Walter Kolb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
1. Walter Kolb Marker
Inscription.  Frankfurter Oberbürgermeister von 1946 bis 1956
Mit dem Neuaufbau der Kriegzerstörten Paulskirche im Jahr 1948 setzte er nach der Diktatur der Nationalsozialisten ein Zeichen für die Freiheit und nationale Einheit Deutschlands.

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(English translation:)

Lord Mayor of Frankfurt from 1946-56.

With the reconstruction in 1948 of the war-ravaged St. Paul's Church, he created a symbol for freedom and national unity for Germany after the Nazi dictatorship.
 
Erected 2002 by Stadt Frankfurt am Main.
 
Location. 50° 6.659′ N, 8° 40.845′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker can be reached from Paulsplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pre-Parliament and the National Assembly (here, next to this marker); Heinrich von Gagern (here, next to this marker); Paulskirche / St. Paul's Church (a few steps from this marker); Philipp Jacob Spener (a few steps from this

Walter Kolb Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
2. Walter Kolb Marker - wide view
The Walter Kolb marker is visible on the right, with the Heinrich von Gagern and Carl Schurz plaques visible to the left of it.
marker); Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodor Heuss (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahnmal für den Widerstand gegen NS-Terror / Memorial for the Resistance Against Nazi Terror (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Also see . . .  Walter Kolb (Wikipedia, in German). "Walter Kolb (born January 22, 1902 in Bonn , † September 20, 1956 in Frankfurt ) was a German politician of the SPD....With great personal commitment he campaigned for the reconstruction of the Paulskirche throughout Germany. All Germany (he said) must " ... rebuild the Paulskirche, from outside and inside, in the stone as well as in the spirit." Just in time for the centenary of the National Assembly, the church was completed on 18 May 1948." (Submitted on December 10, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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