Woman who fled Nazis leaves $500,000 to University of Wisconsin


A woman who fled Germany before the Holocaust and found safe have in Wisconsin has left $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, according to the school’s newspaper, The Daily Cardinal.

Vera Croner fled Nazi Germany for Copenhagen in 1920 with her family. In 1951, she settled in Madison, and then in 1958, at the age of 38, she graduated from Wisconsin with a degree in accounting and ultimately got a job Credit Union National Association.

Now, after her recent death, she will give $500,000, about 75 percent of her estate to Wisconsin’s Business School, Scandinavian Studies and the Music School.


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