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Loeb (Löb), Emil, 1881-1952

 Person

Dates

  • 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 18 Collections and/or Records:

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

Box 3, 1899-1947

 File — Box: B407.02.0002
Identifier: 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.
Dates: 1899-1947

Documents, Letters, Newsclippings, and Photographs

 Series
Identifier: B407.01
Abstract Series contains documents, letters, newsclippings, and photographs related to the Loeb Family.
Dates: 1827-1987

Envelope Addressed from Ernest Loeb to Emil Loeb, 9 October 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00009
Abstract Envelope is brown and damaged. No corresponding letter was found with the envelope. There is a stamp in the upper left corner that reads "Air Mail 6 Cents United States of America" and has a picture of an airplane on it. The letter has been stamped in ink with "U.S. Army Postal Service 757 9 OCT 1945". The addresses are both typed on, not printed, and the word "airmail" is also typed on. This was sent from Ernest's U.S. mailbox in Germany, APO 757, while he was stationed in Germany.
Dates: 9 October 1945

Framed Photo, circa 1881-circa 1882

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0002.00010
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

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 Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 2 March 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00011
Abstract This is a letter written by Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb on March 2, 1946 at the Choir House in the Dean's Court in London, England. It is written in German, and has a corresponding envelope. The envelope has Emil's Cleveland address, and an English stamp that reads "Postage Revenue 3P", and has been stamped with "London E.C. 9:45 AM 31 JAN 1946". The letter says that he thinks Emil wrote him back before he got his second letter. Walter says he was waiting for another report from...
Dates: 2 March 1946

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 7 July 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00004
Abstract This is a letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, written on July 7, 1945 at the Choir House at the Dean's Court in London, England. In the letter, Walter tells Emil about Emil's son Ernest visiting him in London. He apologizes that he cannot ask Ernest to stay with him, as he is living at his university. He says that he is surprised Emil's other son Frank is not married yet. He then talks about some of his war-time experience. "You know, in August 1944 I came from...
Dates: 7 July 1945

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Frank Loeb, November 14, 1938

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0010.00007
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