Loeb (Löb), Ernest K., 1924-1972
- Existence: 10 July 1924 - 12 September 1972
Ernest Karl Loeb (Löb) (July 10, 1924 - September 12, 1972) was born in Darmstadt, Germany. He is the youngest son of Emil Loeb and Bella Levi Loeb. He escaped Nazi Germany in late 1939 with his family, arriving first in Central America and then the U.S. in early 1940. He and his parents settled in Cleveland with his brother, Frank, who had immigrated a year before. Ernest joined the U.S. Army and went back over to Germany to fight in WWII, where he was involved in the Nuremburg Trials. He was there from January 24, 1944 - Jan 31, 1946. Ernest received the Bronze Star for heroism in WWII on May 21, 1951. He married Dorothy Katz on August 22, 1948. The couple moved to Denver in 1965/1966 when Ernest was transferred by his employer. He went on to work as sales manager for Samsonite Corp, and was a member of Columbine Lodge 147, Rocky Mountain Consistory 1, and El Jebel Shrine. The couple had two sons, Laurence (born July 23, 1950), and Ronald (born August 10, 1953). He died in a Philadelphia hospital on September 12, 1972 after a short illness, and was buried in Cleveland, Ohio.
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B407.01.0001
Overview Box contains documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the Loeb family.
File — Box: B407.02.0001
Overview Box contains Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star Medal and Certificate, one (1) Loeb family scrapbook, three (3) framed photographs, one (1) 1947 diary, two (2) German ID cards, two (2) German passports, and one (1) passport cover.
File — Box: B407.02.0002
Overview Box contains (1) Rosh Hashana Prayer book in Hebrew from 1827, (1) Holy Book of Scriptures in English from 1947, and (1) report card book belonging to Bella Levi Loeb from 1899-1904.
Overview Certificate for Ernest K. Loeb for "meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy, European Theater of Operations during the Central Europe Campaign".
Overview Bronze Star MEdal awarded for for "meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy, European Theater of Operations during the Central Europe Campaign".
Overview This is a small black diary from 1947. The outside of the diary is black, and the front of the diary reads "Diary" in gold letters, "Daily Reminder" engraved underneath, with a weathervane also engraved on the front. The diary is in the format of a calendar for 1947, with space to write each day. The writing begins on January 1, 1947 and ends on December 31, 1947. There are various notes throughout, as well as several "memoranda" pages at the back filled with dates and names. All of these names...
Overview Envelope is brown and damaged. No corresponding letter was found with the envelope. There is a stamp in the upper left corner that reads "Air Mail 6 Cents United States of America" and has a picture of an airplane on it. The letter has been stamped in ink with "U.S. Army Postal Service 757 9 OCT 1945". The addresses are both typed on, not printed, and the word "airmail" is also typed on. This was sent from Ernest's U.S. mailbox in Germany, APO 757, while he was stationed in Germany.
Overview File contains six (6) photographs of the Loeb Family, Ernest, Dorothy, Larry, and Ron, between June 1956 and July 1959. Two photos show the family all together, and the other four only show Ron and Larry.
Overview Photograph of Ernest Loeb and five other soldiers in uniform. Ernest is the man on the lower right, squatting. The back of the photograph reads "I'm ready to take a shit! (Don't send this picture home.)". Photograph is in black and white and was most likely taken around 1944.