Vera F. Croner papers, circa 1860-2010

Croner, Vera F., 1920-2010

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  • Format Mixed Materials
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  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f. and
    • 407 photographs
  • OCLC ocn765896939, ocn765896937
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  • Papers and photos of Vera Fannie Croner detailing her life as a Jew living in Germany until her move in 1945 to Norway and then eventually to the United States. The papers include correspondence between Vera, family and friends in Canada, friends in Europe and the United States and employees at the Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin where she worked. Also included are reparation claims, immigration papers, permits, residency, citizenship and death certificates pertaining to her grandfather, Bondy Croner, biographical documents and publications about Vera such as parts of her book, photos, newspaper articles, CUNA Credit Union publications, Jewish Social Services of Madison and funeral announcements, as well as numerous pieces of memorabilia such as her international driver's license, passports, and assignments from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her diploma. Also included are numerous materials on Vera's parents, Max and Hedwig Croner, including their marriage certificate, photos, citizenship certificates, correspondence, documents and evidence detailing Max's service in the German army during World War I, permits and passports for his move to Shanghai to avoid the concentration camps during the war, and records of Max's estate following his death in the United States. Additionally, there are many photographs depicting Max and Hedwig, other family photographs, Germany, Norway, Argentina, life in the United States, and many photographs of Vera through the years.


  • Forms part of the Wisconsin Jewish Archives.
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