Address given by John F. Kennedy (Berlin, 26 June 1963)

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On 26 June 1963, the US President, John F. Kennedy, gives a historic address in the Rudolph Wilde Platz in Berlin. At the height of the Cold War, he declares ‘Ich bin ein Berliner', making it clear that every inhabitant of the ‘free world' is behind the Berliners in the city's American, British and French zones.

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Source: John F. Kennedy Library (NLK), Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3398. NLK. POF. SPEECHFILE. RUDOLPHWILDE. 5FFF1A.

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