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Berlin hails US ties 50 years after JFK's iconic speech

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the historic speech remained unforgettable for us Germans

'ICH BIN EIN BERLINER' Picture taken on June 26, 1963 shows then US President John F Kennedy (L) 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. AFP

Did JFK tell Berlin he was a jam doughnut?

Jun 26, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The historical lore was that JFK was wrong to use the indefinite article ein and should have said Ich bin Berliner to declare his solidarity with the embattled Cold War city

'ICH BIN EIN BERLINER.' US President John F. Kennedy addresses the gathered crowd at the Rudolph Wilde Platz in Berlin, Germany, June 26, 1963. Photo by the US Army Signal Corps photo by PFC Wolf, 69th Signal Co, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library, Boston