"Ich bin ein Berliner" was a German phrase used by President John F. Kennedy in his famous Berlin speech where he was emphasizing the U.S. support for West Germany after the Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall as a barrier to prevent movement between East and West Berlin. Last week at the G20 like John Kennedy President Barack Obama tried to emphasize America's support for a German bailout plan to prevent a Greek tragedy.
At one point in time US President John F. Kennedy triumphantly declared “Ich bin ein Berliner!” in a speech to the German people. Now the debate rages on as to whether the president proclaimed he was a Berlin citizen or a donut but ... Read Post
Most traveling Americans are aware of John F. Kennedy's famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech (Berlin, 1961), in which the president throws in a German phrase that is purported not to have conveyed what he'd intended. When Kennedy sa... Read Post
Do you remember the Berlin Wall? I can still hear President John F. Kennedy saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner),” as he stood near the wall that imprisoned the citizens of East Berlin. His show of U.S. support for West B... Read Post