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.
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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 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
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 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.