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Letter from Ernest Loeb to Bella and Emil Loeb, circa 1946

 Item
Identifier: B407.01.0001.0011.00013

Overview

This is a letter from Ernest Loeb to his parents Bella and Emil Loeb, written from Germany while Ernest was still stationed there in WWII. Ernest discusses his job prospects after his enlistment is over. He is working on the "Warcrimes commision" in the "trials" which are presumably the Nuremburg Trials. Ernest says "I have personally spoken to Goering, Doenitz, Secretary's of state, Reinhardt, Meissner, Koerner, Kaeppler Bayrhoffer, Neuman and most important of all Schacht. They don't impress me very much, but when I get a chance I will give you an account of what I am doing. I really get a chance now to see and talk to those bastatds. I remember what you dear father used to talk over with your friends (I mean political and economic things that concerned Germany, and now that I am getting the inside dope, I find that you were right in many instances. I wish I could send you some of the reports that we get talking to the sons of bitches, you could really find out how this country was built up from nonsense. In the office here we have prisoners such as former Vicepresidents of the reichsbank and others and it is really funny the opinions they give on current events and things that have brought about Germany's ruin. It is really amazing. You may know some of them Puhl, Hedding and others. When I get home I will give you a good account. Goering tickles me. He is such a fat blubberhead and does not know what he is talking about, vain as a child and arrogant as hell. But we wittled him down. Well, I must close now. All my love, Ernest"

Dates

  • circa 1946

Creator

Extent

1 items : One (1) 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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