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George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan

 
 
George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan Marker
Inscription.
Dank und bleibendes Gedachtnis
George C. Marshall
der als Aussenminister der USA das europaische
Wiederaufbauprogramm der Amerikanischen
Regierung bekannt gab. Der daraus entstandene
Marshall-Plan der Jahre 1948-1952 hat unser land,
das vernichtet war, wieder zum Leben gefuhrt.

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(English translation:)

With thanks and eternal gratitude to George C. Marshall, who as Secretary of State for the USA was an advocate for the American government's reconstruction program. The resulting Marshall Plan of 1948-1952 has led our country, which was destroyed, back to life.
 
Erected 1963 by City of Frankfurt am Main.
 
Location. 50° 6.877′ N, 8° 40.271′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt, Hessen. Marker can be reached from Taunusanlage just south of Opernplatz. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfurt, Hessen 60313, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alte Oper / The Old Opera House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Horst Lippmann (about 180 meters away); Hotel Schwan (approx. half a kilometer away); Hauptwache / Main Guardhouse

George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan Marker - wide view
The marker is visible just behind the streetlamp on the right. And what looks to be a bunch of statues of half-naked women rolling around in the leaves is actually the Marshall Fountain, installed in 1963, and perhaps better viewed in another season, with water.
(approx. half a kilometer away); Johanna Kirchner (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. one kilometer away).
 
Also see . . .  Marshall Plan (Wikipedia). "The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $12 billion (nearly $100 billion in 2016 US dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II. The plan was in operation for four years beginning on April 3, 1948. The goals of the United States were to rebuild war-torn regions, remove trade barriers, modernize industry, improve European prosperity, and prevent the spread of Communism. The Marshall Plan required a lessening of interstate barriers, a dropping of many regulations, and encouraged an increase in productivity, trade union membership, as well as the adoption of modern business procedures." (Submitted on September 3, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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