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Kurt Bloch was born 1913 in Lahr, Germany, the son of Leopold Bloch and Frieda née Bensinger. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1937. Bertha Bloch née Gruenberg was born 1905 in Germany and immigrated in 1938; the same year she got married to Kurt Bloch in New York. Kurt Bloch died in 1956.

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