Ich bin ein Berliner

Exactly 50 years ago the then President of the United States John F. Kennedy made one of his best and one of XX century’s most famous speeches. In a crucial and tense period of the Cold War the first American president to step in Berlin after the construction of the Wall talked with enthusiasms to an audience of more than 450.000 people in the West neighborhood of Schöneberg.  Emphasizing the U.S support for the West Germany JFK pronounced in this speech the legendary words “Ich bin eine Berliner”, which became his best known and Berlins most repeated quote until today.

Ever since then the Kennedy family won the affection of the citizens of Berlin. In honor to this special relationship Berlin opened in 2008 a museum dedicated to one of the most unique families of the recent history. The Kennedys Museum offers this year special events doe the 50th years anniversary of JFK visit. Definitely worth a look.

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