Overview of JFK’s ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech, 26th June 1963

Ich bin ein Berliner

On the 26th June 1963 American President John F. Kennedy declared US support for West Berlin with the phrase, “Ich bin ein Berliner” – I am a Berliner – 22 months after the Soviet-supported DDR, more commonly known as East Germany, built the Berlin Wall.

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