Ich bin ein Berliner!: „Ich bin ein Berliner!" The Story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit to Germany, June 1963 by John Provan

Ich bin ein Berliner!: „Ich bin ein Berliner!" The Story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit…

byJohn Provan

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The endless attempts over the past half century, by historians, journalists and producers of television documentaries to demystify the Kennedy administration have generally failed. To this day, John F. Kennedy is still the second most popular President since Abraham Lincoln, according to polls taken. The amazing popularity of Kennedy, not only during his presidency, but even more so in the memories he left behind, is linked to a carefully instigated life of his family and of a man. He was the youngest President in American history, a hero of World War Two, a man of vision and together with his wife Jacqueline; they blended a European style of royalty and class, with a modern democratic leadership.

No visit to Germany by any political representative would be so emotionally remembered, as that of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in June of 1963. During this trip, he spoke directly to the German population, offering courage and the support of the American people. America’s commitment to keeping Berlin, insured the stability of Europe and this is why Kennedy’s visit was so important. He was deeply impressed by seeing the Berlin Wall, firsthand, a wall which would divide families for more than 40 years, with approx. 136 individuals loosing their lives attempting to escape[. His speech on the steps of the Schöneberger City Hall, which ended with the words “Ich bin ein Berliner”, that would make him immortal. The world was shocked, when in November of that same year, an assassin’s bullet would kill him in the streets of Dallas, Texas. Without being sentimental, the German population was especially grief stricken.

Title:Ich bin ein Berliner!: „Ich bin ein Berliner!" The Story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2013Publisher:LZCLanguage:English

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