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Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate
Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate
Walter Ulbricht
Walter Ulbricht

"Ich bin ein Berliner."
(John F. Kennedy, President of the USA, 1963 while visiting Berlin)
Speaking in front of the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987 Ronald Reagan challenged reformist Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down this wall. ... Speaking in front of the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987 Ronald Reagan challenged reformist Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down this wall. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a triumphal arch and the symbol of Berlin, Germany. ... Plaque commemorating Kennedys speech next to the front entrance of Rathaus Schöneberg Entry in Berlins Golden Book Kennedys phonetic notes: Ish bin ein Bearleener – kiwis Romanus sum – Lasd z nack Bearleen comen Part of the speech manuscript Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a citizen of... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ...

"Berlin ist arm, aber sexy." ("Berlin is poor, but sexy.")
(Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor, in a television interview, 2004)
Klaus Wowereit with a drag queen at the 2001 Christopher Street Day in Berlin. ...

"Ihr Völker der Welt ... schaut auf diese Stadt!" ("Peoples of the world ... look at this city!")
(Ernst Reuter, Governing Mayor, during the Berlin blockade, 1948) // Post-war division of Germany occupation zone after 1945 The Berlin Blockade, one of the first major crises of the Cold War, occurred from June 24, 1948 to May 11, 1949 when the Soviet Union blocked railroad and street access to West Berlin. ...

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
(Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, speech at the Brandenburg Gate, 1987) (Russian: , IPA: , commonly anglicized as Gorbachev; born March 2, 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... Tear down this wall is the famous challenge from a speech by Ronald Reagan, the 40th US president, who is credited by his supporters with winning the Cold War. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...

"Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin" ("I still keep a suitcase in Berlin")
(Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer born 1901 in Berlin-Schöneberg) Marlene Dietrich in the 1930s Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born actress, entertainer and singer. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ...

"Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin!"
(Jack Lang, French former culture minister, talking about how fast Berlin is changing, 2001) Jack Lang in Belém (Brazil) Jack Mathieu Emile Lang (born September 2, 1939) is a French politician and a member of the French Socialist Party. ...

"“Berlin ist eine Stadt, verdammt dazu, ewig zu werden, niemals zu sein” ("Berlin is a city condemned forever to becoming and never being.")
(Karl Scheffler, author of Berlin: Ein Stadtschicksal, 1910)

“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin.”
(Hiroshi Motomura, US Law professor, 2004)

"Niemand hat die Absicht eine Mauer zu bauen!" ("Nobody intends to build a wall!")
(Walter Ulbricht, Leader of the GDR, June 15th 1961 - 2 months before the Berlin Wall was built) Walter Ulbricht (June 30, 1893 – August 1, 1973) was a German communist politician. ...

"What could have possessed people to found a city in the middle of all this sand?"
(Stendhal, French writer who traveled extensively in Germany and elsewhere) Stendhal [1783-1842] - French Writer Marie-Henri Beyle (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842), better known by his penname Stendhal, was a 19th century French writer. ...



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