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Loeb (Löb), Ernest K., 1924-1972

 Person

Dates

  • 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 1 Collection or Record:

German ID - Ernest Loeb, 8 March 1939

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0002.00005
Abstract This is the German ID card of Ernest Loeb. The card itself is a folded fabric material. The front of the card reads "Deutsches Reich Kennkarte [identification card]" and has the letter "J" printed on it. Inside the card is a picture of Ernest, along with fingerprints from his right and left index fingers ("Rechter" and "Linker Zeigefinger"). The ID card is stamped several times with a stamp from the Darmstadt Police Headquarters ("Polizeidirektion Darmstadt"), with the German eagle holding a...
Dates: 8 March 1939