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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 17 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, circa 1890-1987

 File — Box: B407.01.0001
Identifier: B407.01.0001
Abstract Box contains documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the Loeb family.
Dates: circa 1890-1987

Box 2, 1881-1951

 File — Box: B407.02.0001
Identifier: B407.02.0002
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.
Dates: 1881-1951

Bronze Star Medal, 21 May 1951

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0002.00002
Abstract Bronze Star MEdal awarded for for "meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy, European Theater of Operations during the Central Europe Campaign".
Dates: 21 May 1951

Ernest Loeb Alternate Birth Certificate, 17 January, 1939

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0010.00008
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

Ernest Loeb - US Army - WWII, circa 1944

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0008.00001
Abstract 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.
Dates: circa 1944

Letter from Ernest Loeb to Bella and Emil Loeb, circa 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00013
Abstract This is a letter from Ernest Loeb to his parents Bella and Emil Loeb, written from Germany while Ernest was still stationed there in WWII. Ernest discusses his job prospects after his enlistment is over. He is working on the "Warcrimes commision" in the "trials" which are presumably the Nuremburg Trials. Ernest says "I have personally spoken to Goering, Doenitz, Secretary's of state, Reinhardt, Meissner, Koerner, Kaeppler Bayrhoffer, Neuman and most important of all Schacht. They don't impress...
Dates: circa 1946

Letter from Ernest Loeb to Emil Loeb, 12 June 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00001
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

Letter from Ernest Loeb to family (copy), 16 June 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00003
Abstract This is a letter from Ernest Loeb written on June 16, 1945 in Zeitz, Germany. The letter describes Ernest's trip to Darmstadt while he is stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army in Leipzig, presumably written to his parents or brother. Ernest describes his trip with the army. He states "Darmstadt is completely in ruins. I have never seen a more perfect job of destruction. They told me that all that was done in 25 minutes and that 40000 people were killed in that one raid." "Frankfurt...
Dates: 16 June 1945

Letter from Ernest Loeb to family (original), 16 June 1945

 File
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00002
Abstract This is a letter from Ernest Loeb written on June 16, 1945 in Zeitz, Germany. The letter describes Ernest's trip to Darmstadt while he is stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army in Leipzig, presumably written to his parents or brother. Ernest describes his trip with the army. He states "Darmstadt is completely in ruins. I have never seen a more perfect job of destruction. They told me that all that was done in 25 minutes and that 40000 people were killed in that one raid." "Frankfurt...
Dates: 16 June 1945

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 30 January 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00010
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