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 9 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B407.01.0001
Abstract Box contains documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the Loeb family.
Dates: circa 1890-1987
Abstract 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.
Dates: 9 October 1945
Abstract 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.
Dates: June 1956-July 1959
Abstract This is a letter to Emil Loeb written by his son Ernest Loeb on June 12, 1945. The letter was written when Ernest was in Germany with the U.S. Army. The letter has an associated envelope, with Ernest's rank as a "T/5" [Technician fifth grade], Emil's address, a 6 cent stamp, and is stamped by the U.S. Army Postal Service at 10 AM on June 27, 1945. The letter is written via typewriter on U.S. Signal Corps stationary. In the letter, Ernest talks about pictures that were also enclosed with the...
Dates: 12 June 1945
Abstract This is a letter written by Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb on January 30, 1946 from the Choir House of the Dean's Court in London, England. In the letter Walter thanks Emil for sending him a picture, and says that he is happy both of Emil's sons, Frank and Ernest, are home again. The majority of the letter is about some money that Walter owes Emil. He asks him for the exact amount, suggests either the Dollar or Pound currency for it, as "Msrks dont mean anything to either of us and for that...
Dates: 30 January 1946
Abstract File contains miscellaneous pictures of the Loeb family from around 1956 to around 1987. These pictures are from a separate file from the other files in this folder. These pictures show Larry and Ron as children, Larry and Ron with their parents Dorothy and Ernest, portraits of Dorothy, as well as severla pictures of unidentified people.
Abstract Collection contains family documents and material objects related to the Loeb Family. Many of these items relate directly to the Holocaust and WWII. Important items include German passports and IDs, documents relating firsthand accounts of WWII and the Holocaust, photographs from before, during, and after the war, including photographs of Ernest Loeb as a US soldier in Germany, Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star Medal, scrapbooks, early German school report cards, and Jewish books of scripture.
Abstract File contains twenty six (26) photographs from circa 1940 to 1959. Photographs include: family portraits of Ernest, Dorothy, Larry, and Ron, pictures of Larry and Ron as children, wedding pictures of Dorothy Katz Loeb, a propeller plane at Cuyahoga County Airport in Ohio, a photograph of Ernest Loeb from his time in the US Army in WWII, Ron Loeb as a baby, a picture of Emil Loeb in a small metal frame, as well as several unidentified people.
Dates: circa 1940-1959
Abstract File contains folders of Loeb family pictures, and one large family photo that is not in a separate folder. Folders are organized by subject and date. Ernest, Dorothy, Ron, Larry, and his wife Gloria are pictured, as well as Larry and Gloria's daughters Elizabeth and Jaemi, and other unidentified family members.
Dates: circa 1960-1987