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White House Photographs
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; Minister for All-German Affairs, Dr. Rainer Barzel; U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke; Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; U.S. Commandant in Berlin, Major General James H. Polk; British Commandant in Berlin, Major General David Peel Yates; President John F. Kennedy’s sister-in-law, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland; White House Secret Service agent, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn. 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?”