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

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', implying that every inhabitant of the ‘free world' is behind the Berliners in the city's American, British and French zones.

Source and copyright

Source: Office of the Federal Register (Ed.). John F. Kennedy, Containing the public messages, speeches and statements of the presidents : January 1 to November 22, 1963. Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1964. 1007 p. (Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States). p. 527-529.

Copyright: United States of America Government Printing Office

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