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 25 Collections and/or Records:
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 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
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
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
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
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
Abstract This is a letter from Walter Schuckman to Frank Loeb, written on September 16, 1945 at the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School in London, England. There is also an associated envelope that was stamped from London on September 17, 1945. Walter states: "I am not surprised you dont want to go back to Germany. On the contrary I consider everyone and in particular every Jew a fool who wants to return there again. I am certainly none of them. I hope I shall be able to stay on here now. I do not think...
Dates: 16 September 1945
Abstract This is a letter written in Germany to Bella and Levi Loeb in October 1945 in Darmstadt, Germany. In the letter, the writer talks about Ernest Loeb visiting them. The writer then talks about their family. Their two sons have died in the war, but their daughter Margot is still alive. The writer says that Ernest is visiting again and that they have to go. A rough translation of the letter is available with the scan of the letter.
Dates: October 1945
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.