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

 Item
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 to tell Frank that his father, Emil Loeb, was arrested, along with all other Jewish men in Darmstadt. He mentions that his mother and brother, Bella and Ernest, are alright but Ernest fears he will be arrested next. Walter urges Frank to mail affidavits to Germany in order to help Emil with his attempt to emigrate from Germany.

Dates

  • November 14, 1938

Creator

Extent

1 items : One (1) double-sided document.

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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