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 5 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.
File — Box: B407.02.0002
Abstract 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.
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 seventeen (17) photographs from around 1920 to around 1939. Portraits include Heinrich Levi, Emil Loeb, Frank and Ernest Loeb as young children, as well as several unidentified people. Photographs also show Emil Loeb's storefront, a schoolgroup in 1930, and Heinrich Levi's grave covered with flowers.
Dates: circa 1920-circa 1939