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Herbert Bloch; classics expert taught at Harvard 40 years

By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / October 3, 2006

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When Adolf Hitler went to Rome on a state visit in 1938, trip organizers realized at the last minute that their German translation of text explaining historic sites was lacking. They turned to a young scholar, Herbert Bloch, who was working on a government excavation project. Dr. Bloch stayed up two nights rewriting it, even though, as a Jew by ... (Full article: 733 words)

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