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Letter from Walter Schuckman to Emil Loeb, 2 March 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00011

Overview

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 Ernest. He says that he has not heard from his mother in a long time and he is worried about her. He is more worried about Guenter, who is in the French Zone. He says that Emil's last letter did arrive with a picture, and he enjoyed it as much as Emil thought he would. He says as soon as communication is open, Walter will try to get the money he owes Emil from Guenter. Walter tells Emil that it doesn't matter if he puts the Choir House in the address or not because the school is in the Choir House. Walter goes on to say that he is sorry to hear that Emil is not well, and he hopes that soon he will be fully healed about return to full activity. He says that he was surprised that Ernest wanted to go back to Germany, and that he personally advises everyone against it because it is a worse powder keg today than it ever has been. Walter then says that he has the feeling that everything they have experienced is just a prelude. Walter then thanks Emil for the food package, and says that it will be helpful when he lives on his own. He says that Emil shouldn't worry about him though, because they live like kings compared to during the war, and even moreso compared to their captivity in Germany. He says that he has learned to cope with losing all of his possessions, but it is still hard to buy more. He also says that his employment at the school will end at the end of April, and that he will become a private tutor. He is looking for housing, but it is difficult to find at the time.

A translation of the letter can be found along with the scan of the letter itself in the collections folder.

Dates

  • 2 March 1946

Creator

Extent

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