John Fitzgerald Kennedy Ich bin ein Berliner Speech, June 26, 1963. I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin.
Ich bin ein Berliner” (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɪç ˈbɪn ʔaɪn bɛɐ̯ˈliːnɐ], “I am a Berliner”) is a quotation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in a speech given on June 26, 1963…
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In Berlin, Germany, President Kennedy commends Berliners on their spirit and dedication to democracy and expresses his solidarity with them through the words “as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner! (I am a Berliner
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President John F Kennedy giving a speech at the Schoeneberg city hall in Berlin, where he said his famous German sentence “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) to underline the support of the United States for West Germany and his empathy for people living in the divided city of Berlin.
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich bin ein Berliner.” President John F. Kennedy – June 26, 1963 The History Place – Great Speeches Collection
1 Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner.” (I appreciate my interpreter translating my German.) There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world.