Event—Adult Education

John F. Kennedy in Berlin


This one-session class explores the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s epoch-making visit to Berlin in June 1963.

President John F. Kennedy speaking in West Berlin, 1963. Source: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Class Description

2023 marks the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s epoch-making visit to Berlin. For almost 45 years the German Metropolis, divided by a 98-mile-long concrete wall, was synonymous with the Cold War in Europe. 

Join German historian Anette Isaacs for a fascinating look back at this special Wednesday in June of 1963 that was so tremendous that it inspired the President to turn to his aide Ted Sorensen and say: “We’ll never have another day like this one, as long as we live.”

Anette Isaacs is a German Historian and Public Educator who has been presenting hundreds of programs pertaining to her home country's history, society, and culture in Chicagoland and South Florida.

Materials List

  • Instructor-Distributed Materials

First Reading

  • No first reading assignment

Cost Registration

One session, $53 ($48 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


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