"Elysee Treaty"

1963

► January 22nd. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and President Charles de Gaulle signed the Franco-German cooperation treaty. The document became known as the "Élysée Treaty". (...) ► June 26th. US President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous speech in western Berlin. About one million people gathered in front of the town hall in West Berlin to listen to the US President's speech. He ended with a famous saying in German: "Ich bin ein Berliner". Kennedy's visit to Germany in summer 1963 made history. Few people know however that this wasn't his first visit to Germany. Future US President visited Germany in 1937, 1939 and 1945 - first during the Nazi dictatorship and then as a defeated country.