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John Kunz Speaks About His Family’s Escape From WWII Concentration Camp

Avatar By Press Release Nov14,2023

Great Falls resident John Kunz Jr. speaks about his family’s escape from a Polish Concentration Camp and their life in Montana after fleeing Poland at the end of World War II on Thursday November 16th from 6 to 7 pm in the Cordingley Room (Basement.) 

John and his family survived imprisonment in Germany and arrived in the US as refugees after the war. John was just six years old at the time. With the support and sponsorship of a family through the Catholic Church in Fairfield, the Kunz family was able to make Great Falls home. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1962, John enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Upon discharge as a Sergeant, he lived in New Jersey tending bar at his brother’s Polish tavern. John’s parents John Sr. and Agnes lived in Great Falls until they passed.

John Sr. died in 2001 at the age of 90 and Agnes passed in 2003 at the age of 93. When the family arrived in Great Falls, they could not read or speak any English.

Join us as we welcome John at the library to hear his incredible story. 

For more information, contact Jake Sorich at [email protected] or (406) 453-0349 ex. 220. 

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