50 years of “Ich bin ein Berliner”; celebrate JFK’s donut gaff with historic vinyl recording

50 years of “Ich bin ein Berliner”; celebrate JFK’s donut gaff with historic vinyl recording

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I am a donut.

And yet, grammatically speaking, Kennedy was spot on – as he would have been in Hamburg had he announced himself to be a “Hamburger”. The quark-based sugary dough-ball named after Germany’s capital aside, Kennedy’s visit to the then divided nation between the 23rd and 26th June 1963, was documented by German classical music label Deutsche Grammophon.

Now, the label are giving you the opportunity to win a copy of the historic speech, made outside the town hall in Schöneberg, West Berlin in front of close to half a million fellow Berliners on the final day of his visit.

Although US-German relations seem to have bittered in the last 24 hours it has been said that on his last visit to Germany, President Obama recieved a copy of the LP as a personal gift from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Entitled Kennedy In Deutschland – Im Zeichen Der Freundschaft, or Kennedy in Germany; A Show of Friendship, you can click here to enter the competition, or here to buy straight from Discogs.