German-born Karl Kuby Sr. Proud to Be An American, Looking Forward to Parade

FROM LEFT: Karl Kuby Sr. answers questions from Kirk Dooley during the Rotary Club of Park Cities luncheon. (By William Legrone)

Karl Kuby Sr. grew up in Germany when the Nazis were in power.

The first time he saw Americans was when U.S. soldiers came rolling into his town, he explained Friday during a Rotary Club of the Park Cities luncheon held in his honor. Kuby will serve as grand marshal during next month’s Fourth of July Parade.

With Kirk Dooley conducting an on-stage interview, Kuby explained his feelings about learning about the concentration camps as World War II wound to close.

“I was so disappointed in Germany I lost my faith in my own country,” Kuby said.

That disappointment, in part, led to his decision as an adult to emigrate to the United States, where he learned to appreciate American freedoms and started his well-known butcher shop, deli, and restaurant in Snider Plaza.

His son runs the Kuby’s Sausage House now, but Kuby Sr. still visits often, sharing candy with the children much like American soldiers did with him.

Read more about Kuby when the July issue of Park Cities People comes out later this month.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

One thought on “German-born Karl Kuby Sr. Proud to Be An American, Looking Forward to Parade

  • January 4, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    Karl Kuby is my uncle.I am soooooo proud of him.

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