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Letter from Walter Schuckman to Frank Loeb, 16 September 1945

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00007
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 that there will be much difficulty in this respect, and I shall get naturalised as soon as I can. But if for some reason unforseen my permit should be cancelled I shall still not want to go to Germany. I have given a list of the countries I would be prepared to go to in case I had to leave here to the Quakers, and Germany is not on it. But as I say, I think I shall stay here alright. After all, I have done my share for the good cause, as far as I was able. And I think I can do good service to the country for a few more years in a civilian capacity." Walter then says that he has "passed my B.A. Honours in German at the University of London this year with First Class Honours. I was the only First. I am going to do Latin and French B.A. General this November, and Honours Classics (Greek and Latin) next June. Meanwhile I am also going on with German too, and shall probably have my Ph.D. a year later. Together with the qualifications I acquired at the camp I shall be able to compete with anybody, and very likely beat him." "I am pleased and in a way proud that after all these difficult years and at my age I am still capable of doing what I do." Walter goes on to talk about more personal matters about correspondence Frank's father Emil Loeb, his mother, and the Millers.

Dates

  • 16 September 1945

Creator

Extent

1 items : One (1) document with a corresponding envelope.

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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