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Loeb and Feibes Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25368

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal papers of the Loeb and Feibes families, particularly Siegfried Loeb, his wife Else Loeb née Feibes, their son Julian Ulrich, and Else’s mother Hedwig Feibes née Abenheimer. Included are several extensive family trees of the Feibes family of Lengerich and Münster, two of which take the form of long scrolls. The cookbook in folder 3 has the name Hedwig Abenheimer inscribed on the first page and contains handwritten recipes in German for a wide range of dishes, from soups to desserts. The Leob Familienbuch is an official record for the marriage of Siegfried and Else Loeb and the births of their three sons. Other official documents can be found in folder 5. Emigration materials, including official documents and correspondence, are in folder 6. The photographs in folders 2 and 7 are ink-jet or laser prints from digital photographs or digital scans of the originals. Materials related to Julian Ulrich’s time in the U.S. Army include the U.S. Army publication “I’m a Doughboy” with signatures of other soldiers as well as official certificates and letters.


  • Creation: circa 1900-circa 1980s


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is 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.

Biographical Note

The son of a merchant, Siegfried Loeb was born in 1886 in Scherfede near Warburg and studied law at the University of Greifswald. In 1922, he married Else née Feibes (1897-1991), the daughter of the merchant Gustav Feibes and his wife Hedwig née Abenheimer. Siegfried and Else Loeb lived in Düsseldorf and had three children, Werner Leopold (born 1923), Ulrich Julian (born 1926, later Julian Ulrich), and Franz Dieter (born 1931). In 1933, they procured visas to emigrate to Palestine, but they eventually immigrated to the United States, where they settled in Forest Hills, New York. Julian Ulrich Loeb served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


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This collection contains personal papers of Siegfried Loeb and Else Loeb née Feibes and their immediate family members. The Loebs fled Germany for Palestine and then the United States, settling in Forest Hills, New York. Included are family trees, emigration papers, official documents, photographs, Julian Ulrich Loeb’s U.S. Army papers, and a cookbook.


Arranged by document type and family name.

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Related Material

See the family's website:

Separated Material

A CD-ROM with photographs from the Loeb website has been removed to the LBI Archives A/V collection.

Processing Information

Duplicates were removed.

Guide to the Loeb and Feibes Family Collection circa 1900-circa 1980s AR 25368
Processed by Leanora Lange
© 2014
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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