Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning an exchange of toasts between President Kennedy and Heinrich Lubke, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Villa Hammerschmidt in Bonn, Germany. In his remarks President Lubke discusses his hopes for a reunified Germany, and explains his theory that direct international relations foster positive international relations. In his toast to President Lubke, President Kennedy characterizes positive relations between the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany as crucial to both countries' national security. Materials in this folder include a press copy of the toasts and note cards with talking points.