Loeb (Löb), Emil, 1881-1952
- Existence: 17 May 1881 - 21 April 1952
Emil Loeb (Löb) was born in Germany on May 17, 1881. He was the son of Ferdinand Löb and Rosina Löb. He married Bella Levi Loeb in Darmstadt on May 1, 1912. The couple had two children, Frank and Ernest Loeb. Emil owned a wholesale wool and cloth store in Darmstadt. He escaped from Nazi Germany with his wife and son, Ernest, in 1939 and arrived in the United States in 1940. He then settled in Cleveland, Ohio with his older son Frank who had immigrated a year before in 1938.
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
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 Photograph is printed as a postcard. The back of the postcard reads "Postkarte". The picture on the front is of Emil Loeb sitting beside several bouquets of flowers. There are several framed pictures, including one that says "25" surrounded by a circular design; "Portrait of Georg Giese", a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1532 hangs on the wall; a framed picture of two girls sewing that reads "Guetterman's Naehseide ist die beste" which is an advertisement for a German sewing thread...
Dates: circa 1930-circa 1935
Abstract Photographs show Emil Loeb's store in Darmstadt, Germany. The photos are not of the same storefront. The smaller photograph shows the outside of a storefront with a young man standing in the doorway, and two identical signs on the storefront itself. The signs read "Kurz - Weiss - Woll - & Strumpfwaren" on top and "Garne en gros - Emil Loeb - Trikotagen En gros". This roughly translates to "Course - White - Wool - & Hoisery" and "Yarn Wholesale (in large amounts) - Emil Loeb - Cotton...
Dates: circa 1920-circa 1935
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 is a framed photo of a woman and a baby. The frame itself is gold and has some scuffs and chips. On the back of the frame is written "Emil Loeb" in pencil. The photograph is stamped with "Kuebeler FEC. Ludwig-Str. Darmstadt." The photograph itself is in black and white, and shows a woman looking into a bassinet at a baby, presomably Emil Loeb, dressed in white. If the baby is Emil Loeb, that would make the photograph from around 1881.
Dates: circa 1881-circa 1882
Abstract This is the German ID card of Emil 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 Emil, 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
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
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 This is a letter written by Walter Schuckman to Frank Loeb, written on July 7, 1945 at the Choir House in the Dean's Court in London. In the letter, he mentions people that have asked about Frank and mentions some by name, such as the Minters. Walter says that it was because of the Minters' cousin, W.K.S. Minter, that he (Walter) "got out of the Nazi-hands without harm." He updates Frank about the Minter family and some other mutual acquaintances and says that he stayed with several people,...
Dates: 7 July 1945