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On November 15, 1962, JFK met with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in the oval office from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.  

Adenauer was the 1st chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, aka West Germany.  

This was the section of Germany originally occupied by the US, France & Great Britain at the end of WWII.  

It be came the free Federal Republic of Germany while the eastern section, occupied by the USSR, became communist East Germany.

At the time, Berlin was located within East Germany but was also divided into an Eastern & Western section.  

In 1961, the Berlin Wall had been built by the communists & divided the city.

JFK was to visit West Berlin in 1963 where he would make one of the best known speeches of the “Cold War”.

The following quote is posted on today’s JFK Library website: 

“Freedom is indivisible and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.” 


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