Arizona’s Great Escape

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

During the night of Christmas Eve in 1944, twenty-five Nazi German prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders, and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot underground tunnel that took four months to complete. Many people may have heard of this event, but few know the details. This presentation tells the story of what happened to these German POWs and the Arizona residents who encountered them.

Program presenter: Steve Renzi

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Agave Chapter.

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Event Type(s): Adult Education, Books & Authors
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens