Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
This folder contains memoranda and telegrams regarding the United States, Soviet Union, and Berlin. Topics include U.S. helicopter flights over East Berlin, contingency plans for a Soviet Union-Germany (Democratic Republic) peace treaty and a review by the quadripartite powers, closure of the Soviet Commandant’s office in East Berlin, and U.S. intelligence assessments of Soviet Union activities in Berlin. Of note are memoranda regarding the shooting of East German refugee Peter Fechter by guards at the Berlin Wall near Checkpoint Charlie and subsequent demonstrations in West Berlin.