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 12 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
File — Box: B407.02.0001
Abstract 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.
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 Document is an alternate birth certificate issued by the Darmstadt government. The document is titled "Geburtsurfunde", meaning birth certificate, although it was issued 15 years after he was born. The document lists Ernest Loeb's full name, birthday, father's name, mother's name, and the date (17 January 1939). It has a paper stamp that says "Stadt Darmstadt" (meaning "Darmstadt city"), "Gebuehr" (meaning "fee"), and a value of 0.60 Reichmarks. This physical stamp is stamped over in ink with...
Dates: 17 January, 1939
Abstract This document is a medical certificate for Ernest Loeb. At the top it reads "Aerztliches Zeugnis", meaning medical certificate. It then states in German "It is hereby certified that Mr. Ernst Israel Loeb, born 10 July 1924, resident of Darmstadt, [is] not suffering from contagious disease, mental illness, leprosy, elephantiasis, cancer, tuberculosis; is not blind or dumb, nor is still suffering from a long-term incapacity to work. [He] Is vaccinated against smallpox on: 29 March 1939....
Dates: 29 March, 1939
Abstract This is the German passport of Ernest Karl Loeb, issued on May 4, 1939. On the front of the passport is "Deutsches Reich Reisepass" and the Nazi Germany eagle with a swastica. The front page of the passport has a red "J" stamped onto it. There are several ink stamps on the passport from the police headquarters ("Polizeidirektion") of Darmstadt, with the Nazi German eagle with a swastica. There are also several paper stamps, one worth two Reichsmarks, and one worth one Reichsmark. Both are...
Dates: 4 May 1939 - 27 December 1939
Abstract This letter is addressed to Franz (Frank) Loeb, from Amsterdam on November 14th, 1938 from Walter (Schuckman). This is four days after Kristallnacht occured. In the letter, Walter is relaying information about the Loeb family to Frank, who had immigrated to the United States months earlier. Walter tells Frank that the newspaper stories about Germany are not exaggerating, and don't tell the whole awful truth. Walter says, "I am ashamed to at least nominally belong to such a nation." He goes on...
Dates: November 14, 1938
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 21 paper documents related to the Loeb family. This includes 13 documents of Ernest's school report cards/grades, 4 documents related to Ernest's vaccination and health history, Ernest's reprort card from 1930-1934, a postcard from Swizerland addressed to Ernest, an alternate birth certificate for Ernest issued in 1939 with a Nazi seal, a handwritten decorated note from Ernest, and a letter from Walter to Frank Loeb, detailing the events that occurred immediately after...