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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

John F. Kennedy Spoke Here

 
 
John F. Kennedy Spoke Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
1. John F. Kennedy Spoke Here Marker
Inscription.  
John F. Kennedy Präsident
der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
Geboren 29. Mai 1917
Ermordet 22. November 1963
Sprach am 25. Juni 1963 in der Paulskirche
zum deutschen Volk und zur Welt.
„Niemand soll von dieser unserer
atlantischen Generation sagen
wir hätten Ideale und Visionen der Vergangenheit,
Zielstreben und Entschlossenheit
unseren Gegnern überlassen."

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(English translation:)

John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, born on May 29, 1917, and murdered on November 22, 1963, spoke on June 25, 1963 at the Paulskirche (i.e., here) to the German people and to the world. "Let it not be said of this Atlantic generation that we left ideals and visions to the past, nor purpose and determination to our adversaries."

(Note that the Kennedy quote is not translated from the German, but rather taken directly from the transcript of that speech.)
 
Location. 50° 6.67′ N, 8° 40.863′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker can be reached from Paulsplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60311, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodor Heuss (here, next to this marker); Philipp Jacob Spener (a few steps from this marker); Paulskirche / St. Paul's Church

John F. Kennedy Spoke Here Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2019
2. John F. Kennedy Spoke Here Marker - wide view
The Kennedy marker is found to the right of the side entrance.
(a few steps from this marker); Heinrich von Gagern (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter Kolb (within shouting distance of this marker); Pre-Parliament and the National Assembly (within shouting distance of this marker); Democracy and the Gymnastics Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Also see . . .
1. June 25, 1963 - President Kennedy's Address at the Paulskirche in Frankfurt (Youtube, 2.5 min.). (Submitted on October 17, 2019.)
2. Address In The Assembly Hall At The Paulskirche, Frankfurt, 25 June 1963 (John F. Kennedy Library). (Submitted on October 17, 2019.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, Cold
 
<i>President Kennedy Responds To Cheers From The Crowd As He Leaves...Paulskirche in Frankfurt</i> image. Click for full size.
U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service (courtesy of the National Archives), June 25, 1963
3. President Kennedy Responds To Cheers From The Crowd As He Leaves...Paulskirche in Frankfurt
"President Kennedy today visited the cities of Hanau, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden on the third day of his West Germany tour. The President is on a 10-day European trip....This morning President Kennedy helicoptered from Bad Godesberg to Hanau..., where he inspected an honor guard, reviewed U.S. troop formations, addressed the troops, reviewed a static display, lunched with U.S. servicemen, and was briefed by U.S. military leaders. This afternoon the President signed the "golden book" of Frankfurt and made a major speech at Frankfurt's Paulskirche...."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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