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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 37 Collections and/or Records:

Ernest Loeb Medical Certificate, 29 March, 1939

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0010.00009
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

Ernest Loeb Miscellaneous Papers, 1971-1972

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0001
Abstract Folder includes 3 obituary clippings about Ernest Loeb from September of 1972, and an August 1971 AMC booklet "New Faces in AMC" that includes a picture of Ernest Loeb.
Dates: 1971-1972

Ernest Loeb - US Army - WWII, circa 1944

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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

Frank and Ernest Loeb as Children, 1926-1930

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0007.00003
Abstract Three photographs of Ernest and Frank Loeb as children. One shows both children riding a tricycle with their mother Bella. Another is a group portrait of elementary school age boys, one of which is holding a sign that reads "1930". In this picture Ernest Loeb is probably the last child on the right in the third row from the bottom, smiling behind the blonde boy in the striped shirt. Frank is probably the last child on the second row from the bottom, with his arms crossed. The other picture is a...
Dates: 1926-1930

German ID - Ernest Loeb, 8 March 1939

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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

German Passport - Ernest Loeb, 4 May 1939 - 27 December 1939

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Identifier: B407.02.0002.00004
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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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