Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Marie Kroll German Oral History

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Marie Kroll interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve March 13, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Marie Kroll represents the Polish communities of Cleveland.  Born in Cleveland to natives of Poland, Marie would grow up to be a very influential member of the Cleveland Polish community.  She served as both the Secretary for the Alliance of Poles in America and the Treasurer for the Association of Polish Women in America.

Officers of the Alliance of Poles of America in 1980
Three officers of the Alliance of Poles of America in 1980 with Marie Kroll, secretary, at the far right.

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