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Ernest Loeb Collection

Identifier: AR 6135

Scope and Content Note

The Ernest Loeb Collection holds the papers of Ernest Loeb and his family members. The collection is comprised of correspondence, personal documents, genealogical material, and a few photographs.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, especially letters concerning emigration and the escape from occupied France. Later letters include those from the mayor of Mutterstadt. Ernest Loeb's correspondence includes letters from his incarceration in Gurs and Les Milles concentration camps. Other correspondence includes that of Jakob Loeb, who emigrated to Cuba, and Ferdinand Loeb who was also imprisoned in Gurs Concentration Camp. Letters of Max and Sara Loeb discuss their search for their children during the mid-1940s.

Personal [and official?] papers of family members will also be found in this collection. These often consist of papers used for emigration purposes, and include those of Ernest, Bernhard, Adolf, and Jakob Loeb. In addition, this collection holds restitution material of Jakob Loeb and a Star of David badge belonging to Max or Sara Loeb.

Genealogical material, including family trees, comprises a significant portion of this collection. Included are genealogical material on the Loeb, Klein, and Benjamin families.


  • 1918-1989
  • Majority of material found in 1939-1945

Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Born 1908 in Mutterstadt, Germany.


1 Linear Feet


Correspondence, family tree.


The collection is arranged topically?? and does not contain any series.


The collection is on two reels of microfilm (MF 594):

  1. Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/12
  2. Reel 2: 1/13 - 1/17
Guide to the Papers of Ernest Loeb (1908-?) 1918-1989 AR 6135 / MF 594
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from ErnestLoeb.xml

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States