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Peter Bloch

by JOSE , August 5, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Cuban-American, Jose Acosta

BLOCH--Peter, 86, died July 31, 2008 in New York City. Beloved friend, noted journalist and historian and fluent in four languages. Born in Frankfort, Germany he left in 1939 as a teenager and joined the underground in Belgium. He later was interned in Switzerland. He came to the U.S. in 1949 and became a citizen in 1955. He was the founder and President of the Association of Puerto Rican-Hispanic Culture. He was the U.S. Representative of the French Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of Isabella Catolica in 1969 by the Head of the Spanish State. Published in the New York Times on 8/3/2008

It was a great Honor to have met such a great man in the Arts. I knew you long before we met through your Art Book on Puerto Rican Art. You were a wonderful and uplifting soul whom one always felt at ease with. I would like to thank you for your dedication to the Societe Academique Fondee En 1915 Paris France Arts-Sciences-Lettres. I thank God for allowing me to have met you if only for too brief a time. I know you had expressed high hopes for me in the Arts and I will continue to work hard to achieve those goals. You inspired me to look for greatness within me. You will live on in our Minds and Hearts. Jose Acosta Cuban-American Artist



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