Loeb (Löb), Frank Ludwig, 1921-2007
- Existence: 21 February 1921 - 14 December 2007
Frank Ludwig Loeb was born on February 21, 1921 in Darmstadt, Germany to parents Emil Loeb and Bella Levi Loeb. He immigrated to the United States via Le Havre, France and arrived in New York on July 31, 1938 on the SS Britannic. He settled in Cleveland, Ohio with his parents and brother, Ernest Loeb after they were able to escape Nazi Germany as well. On June 16, 1943 Frank joined the U.S. Army to serve in WWII. He died in Madison, Wisconsin on December 14, 2007.
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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...
Dates: circa 1946
Overview 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
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...
Dates: 7 July 1945
Overview This is a letter written by Walter Schuckman to Ernest Loeb, written on September 16, 1945 at the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School in London, England. In the letter, Walter asks Ernest whether or not Ernest had received his previous letter, and says that he is also going to write to Ernest's brother Frank Loeb that day. He also says that Frank had sent Walter a clipping of Ernest's "report about D."
Dates: 16 September 1945
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...
Dates: November 14, 1938
Scope and Contents From the Series: The series contains documents, letters, newsclippings, and photographs related to the Loeb Family. Documents include school report cards and official papers related to WWII and the Holocaust. Letters include correspondence almost exclusively relating to WWII and the Holocaust. Newsclippings are more recent and relate to Ernest, Ron, and Larry Loeb and their life in the US. Photographs include photos from before, during, and after WWII.
Dates: 2 March, 1946
Overview 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
Overview 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