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Schuckman, Walter (Walther)

 Person

Walter (also spelled Walther) Schuckman was a German Holocaust survivor that is associated with the Loeb family. He was involved in WWII in Holland. During the war, Walter took on a false identity to protect himself, and kept up the ruse for years. He was imprisoned by Nazi guards and spent six weeks in solitary confinement before being released due to intervention by relatives. Walter divorced his wife sometime between 1939 and 1945 because she had a child with another man. He moved to London after the war, received degrees in German as well as several other languages, and worked as a teacher and tutor for language. Corresponence between Walter and the Loeb family gives us Walter's firsthand accounts of the Holocaust and WWII.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: circa 1890-1987

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...
Dates: circa 1946

Letter from Ernest Loeb to family (copy), 16 June 1945

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00003
Overview This is a letter from Ernest Loeb written on June 16, 1945 in Zeitz, Germany. The letter describes Ernest's trip to Darmstadt while he is stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army in Leipzig, presumably written to his parents or brother. Ernest describes his trip with the army. He states "Darmstadt is completely in ruins. I have never seen a more perfect job of destruction. They told me that all that was done in 25 minutes and that 40000 people were killed in that one raid." "Frankfurt...
Dates: 16 June 1945

Letter from Ernest Loeb to family (original), 16 June 1945

 File
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00002
Overview This is a letter from Ernest Loeb written on June 16, 1945 in Zeitz, Germany. The letter describes Ernest's trip to Darmstadt while he is stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army in Leipzig, presumably written to his parents or brother. Ernest describes his trip with the army. He states "Darmstadt is completely in ruins. I have never seen a more perfect job of destruction. They told me that all that was done in 25 minutes and that 40000 people were killed in that one raid." "Frankfurt...
Dates: 16 June 1945

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 30 January 1946

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00010
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

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 2 March 1946

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00011
Overview 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

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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...
Dates: 7 July 1945

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Ernest Loeb, 16 September 1945

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00006
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

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

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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...
Dates: November 14, 1938

Letter from Walter Schuckman to Frank Loeb, 2 March, 1946

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Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00012
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