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Loeb (Löb), Bella Levi, 1890-1960

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: September 26, 1890 - August 24, 1960

Bella Levi (also spelled Levy or Levӱ) Loeb (also spelled Löb) was born in Germany on Sepember 26, 1890. She was the daughter of Heinrich Levi and Julchen Levi. She married Emil Loeb on May 1, 1912. In 1939, she escaped Nazi Germany with her husband and their son, Ernest. They arrived in the United States in 1940 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio with their older son, Frank, who had immigrated a year before. Bella died on August 24, 1960.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Bella Levi Report Card, 1899-1904

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0003.00003
Overview This item is Bella Levi Loeb's report card book. The book spans from Autumn 1899 to Spring 1904. The cover is brown and patterned, and the cover reads "Viktoria-Schule zu Darmstadt. B. Levye." [Victoria School of Darmstadt. B. Levi.]. The first page reads "Zeugnisheft fuer die Schuelerin der Victoriaschule: Bella Levye." [Report for the student of the Victoria School: Bella Levi.]. The next page has a list of "Zeugnispraedikate" which is the key or legend for the grading symbols used. The next...

Box 1, circa 1890-1987

 File — Box: B407.01.0001
Identifier: B407.01.0001
Overview Box contains documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the Loeb family.

Box 2, 1881-1951

 File — Box: B407.02.0001
Identifier: B407.02.0002
Overview 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.

Box 3, 1899-1947

 File — Box: B407.02.0002
Identifier: B407.02.0002
Overview 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.

Documents, Letters, Newsclippings, and Photographs

 Series
Identifier: B407.01
Overview Series contains documents, letters, newsclippings, and photographs related to the Loeb Family.

Ernest Loeb Alternate Birth Certificate, 17 January, 1939

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0010.00008
Overview 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...

Frank and Ernest Loeb as Children, 1926-1930

 File
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0007.00003
Overview 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...

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

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00013
Overview 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...

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 7 July 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00004
Overview 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...

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

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0010.00007
Overview 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...