Nebraska Authors

Marie Kramer

Born 1923-06-22 Atkinson, NE (USA)

Kramer seeks to write "accounts of the lives of real people who have lived through extra-ordinary experiences." She recalls that: "my father was a storyteller, and entertained his family with tales of his experiences on the open ranges of Wyoming and South Dakota. I first began writing to save his tales of 'the wild west.' " This effort led her to the tales of other "old timers" and eventually to the stories of World War II veterans. Most of her books have been self-published.

Places Lived

Stuart, NE
Blair, NE
York, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


History--Nebraska; History--WWII; Biography


1968, Dana College, Blair, NE



Places Worked

Atkinson Elementary, Atkinson, NE
West Holt High School, Atkinson, NE
Blair High School, Blair, NE
Holt County, NE Rural Schools
St. Joseph Elementary School, Atkinson, NE


Homestead Fever. 1993.
Out of Barbed Wire: Into a Nazi Death March. 1995. with Richard J Shearer, C Norman Peterson, Marion L Saar.
Heinrich to Henry: A True World War II Story. 1997. with Henry Cramer.
Aurora: A Wartime Love Story. 1998.
Grandchildren of the Pioneers. 2007.

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