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70th Anniversary

of the Marshall Plan in Austria


Video interviews created by checkpointmedia GmbH for the event  "70 Jahre Marshallplan“

A message from Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch,
President, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

A message from Eugene Young,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Vienna

A message from Edeltraud Stiftinger and Bernhard Sagmeister, Managing Directors,
Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS)

A message from Vedran Dzihic, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow
SAIS/ Johns Hopkins University

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The Marshall Plan - Since  1947

Guenter Bischof and Hans Petschar

On June 5, 1947, George C. Marshall delivered a speech in Harvard that was to change the world. With that speech, the U.S. Secretary of State and close confidant of President Truman ushered in the European Recovery Program (ERP), which soon burgeoned into the most successful political project in U.S. and European history.

Underwritten by the American taxpayer, an unbelievable $14 billion was made available between 1948 and 1952 for the Marshall Plan, money that continues to have multiple benefits for Austria’s state, economy and society.

Balancing the text and pictures to great effect, Günter Bischof and Hans Petschar tell the thrilling success story of the Marshall Plan and its undiminished vitality.

The Marshall Plan: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria
By Günter Bischof, Hans Petschar

Grants & Scholarships


The Marshall Plan Scholarships

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Program

The UC Berkeley Program

The New Orleans Program