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German Passport - Ernest Loeb, 4 May 1939 - 27 December 1939

Identifier: B407.02.0002.00004


This is the German passport of Ernest Karl Loeb, issued on May 4, 1939. On the front of the passport is "Deutsches Reich Reisepass" and the Nazi Germany eagle with a swastica. The front page of the passport has a red "J" stamped onto it. There are several ink stamps on the passport from the police headquarters ("Polizeidirektion") of Darmstadt, with the Nazi German eagle with a swastica. There are also several paper stamps, one worth two Reichsmarks, and one worth one Reichsmark. Both are stamped over by the ink stamp from Darmstadt. His nationality ("Staatsangehoerigkeit") is listed as "Deutsches Reich" or a member of the German state. His personal description ("Personenbeschreibung") gives information including: his occupation is listed as "laborant enhuling" (handwriting is unclear); his place of birth is listed as Darmstadt; his birthday is listed as July 10, 1924; his place of residency is listed as Darmstadt; his physical description is heavyset, with a round face, blue eyes, dark blonde hair, and no distinctive markings. No wife or children are listed. The passport was set to expire on May 4, 1940 if not extended. The passport is stamped from the Consulate office of the Dominican Republic, located in "Basilea, Suiza" or Basel, Swizerland, on July 10, 1939. There are several other stamps from Germany in July of 1939, followed by Ecuador on September 2, 1939, Panama on September 4, 1939, and finally an immigration visa from the United States from December 27, 1939.


  • 4 May 1939 - 27 December 1939


From the File: 12.0 Linear Feet (1 container) : PB1216 [16d, 3h, 12w inches] extent measured by width

Scope and Contents

From the Series: The series contains material items related to the Loeb Family. These include German passports and ID cards, Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star award, two prayer books, one in English and one in Hebrew, framed photographs, scrapbooks, and a report card book.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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