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Ernie Blake; Military Interrogator of Nazi Leaders

January 19, 1989

Ernie Blake, 75, who served with U.S. military intelligence during World War II and helped interrogate captured Nazi leaders. Blake, who later founded the Taos (N.M.) Ski Valley resort, was born Ernest Bloch in Germany and grew up near the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz. In 1938, he moved to the United States. He returned to Germany for the Nuremberg war crime trials and helped question Hermann Goering, Albert Speer and other top Nazi figures. In Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday.

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