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Loeb Family Collection

Identifier: B407


Collection contains family documents and material objects related to the Loeb Family. Many of these items relate directly to the Holocaust and WWII. Important items include German passports and IDs, documents relating firsthand accounts of WWII and the Holocaust, photographs from before, during, and after the war, including photographs of Ernest Loeb as a US soldier in Germany, Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star Medal, scrapbooks, early German school report cards, and Jewish books of scripture.


  • 1827-1987

Biographical / Historical

Bella and Emil Loeb were German Jews from Darmstadt, Germany. They and their two sons, Ernest and Frank, were able to escape Nazi Germany and immigrate to the U.S. Frank immigrated in 1938 and the rest of the family joined in 1939. They settled in Cleveland. Ernest Loeb joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1944-1946. He received the Bronze Star for his heroism in WWII. He married Dorothy Katz Loeb and the couple had two sons, Ron and Larry, and the family moved to Denver in the mid 1960s.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 containers) : (1) Letter document box; (2) print boxes

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal family items, ranging from the 1800s to the 1980s, that belonged to members of the Loeb Family. Most of the documents are correspondence letters related to World War II and the Holocaust. The collection contains several German passports and IDs from the 1930s, as well as firsthand accounts of WWII and the Holocaust. Material items include Ernest Loeb's Bronze Star awarded by the US Army, a Rosh Hashana prayer book, several scrapbooks, framed photos, and other items. Pictures of the family show life before, during, and after WWII.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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