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Schuckman, Walter (Walther)


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.

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

Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00003
Abstract 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