Sound (English), b&w, 13 min. Before the film begins, a message comes up on the screen: “This is a translated version of a film produced under the auspices of Information Control Division, Office of Military Government for Germany (US), as part of the reorientation program for the German people. It is now being shown, both commercially and non-commercially, throughout the US Zone of Germany.” A young German describes going to work in the Ruhr coal mines after World War II. He describes (and the viewer sees) conditions in Europe after the war and some of the ways the Marshall Plan helped Europe get back into production and into the import-export business. Footage includes Secretary of State George Marshall describing the way the European Recovery Program was supposed to work (a re-enactment - not the June 5, 1947, Harvard speech). Also includes animated graphic of the distribution of Marshall Plan monies. c. 1949. Producer: HICOG.