John F. Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” Speech 1963 Was a Departure from Script

Written by Todd DePastino It was hardly a speech. The 674 spoken words were more like "remarks." But what remarks they were. On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy stood before a crowd of 120,000 West Berliners on Rudolph Wilde Platz and, in the German language, declared himself citizen of that partitioned city.

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