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Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 30 January 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00010

Overview

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 matter to nobody in the world, I suppose. And the Mark is furthermore such a changable value." Walter says that times are hard for him right now because he will be out of work on May 1st. He says "Unfortunately it is very difficult for any Alien, and especially for a German to get any work here at present." He goes on to talk about German relatives. "I hear that mail connection with Germany is to be open soon. I am very pleased of course to be able to write to my mother and Guenter again, and also my children. But I fear on the other hand the flood of letters which is almost sure to arrive, and which will tell of nothing but misery, and complaints with which I shall hardly feel pity after all I had to put up with." He goes on to mention several other people, and says that he is enclosing a letter that he sent to Ernest but that did not reach him, and was returned to Walter.

There is writing on the letter in blue pencil that reads "FA3578" twice.

The letter has a corresponding envelope with Emil's Cleveland address. It has an English stamp that reads "Postage Revenue 3P" and has been stamped with "London E.C. 9:45 AM 31 JAN 1946".

Dates

  • 30 January 1946

Creator

Extent

1 items : One (1) letter with one (1) 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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