KN-C29208. President John F. Kennedy Views Brandenburg Gate from Behind Berlin Wall

KN-C29208. President John F. Kennedy Views Brandenburg Gate from Behind Berlin Wall
26 June 1963
President John F. Kennedy views the Brandenburg Gate (hung with red banners) in East Berlin, East Germany (Democratic Republic), from an elevated platform at the Berlin Wall in West Berlin, West Germany (Federal Republic). Also pictured: Chancellor of West Germany, Konrad Adenauer; Mayor of West Berlin, Willy Brandt; U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke; Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; British Commandant in Berlin, Major General David Peel Yates; President John F. Kennedy’s sister-in-law, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland. Reporters and photographers observe from below platform at right. Yellow sign in background reads, “In the agreements of Yalta and Potsdam U.S. Presidents Roosevelt and Truman undertook: to uproot German militarism and Nazism; to arrest war criminals and bring them to judgment; to prevent rebirth of German militarism; to ban all militarist and Nazi propaganda; to ensure that Germany never again menaces her neighbours or world peace. These pledges have been fulfilled in the Democratic Republic. When will these pledges be fulfilled in West Germany and West Berlin, President Kennedy?” [Blue streaking on image is original to the negative.]
1 negative (color; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches)
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Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
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President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Naval Aide to the President. (1961 - 1963)