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Irving Sablosky

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Died  3 August 2016, Washington, D.C., United States

Irving Sablosky (March 5, 1924 – August 3, 2016) was an American diplomat, lecturer, and teacher.

Biography

Sablosky was born on March 5, 1924 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1943, he joined the army and was sent to England for training. Sablosky was in the 106th Infantry Division. His unit was overrun during the Battle of the Bulge and Sablosky was taken prisoner by the Germans and was sent to Stalag IV-B, 60 miles south of Berlin. He was liberated on April 23, 1945 by the Red Army. Once he returned to the United States, he enrolled at Indiana University. He was a music critic with the Chicago Daily News. In 1957, he joined the United States Information Agency. In 1958, he was sent to his first diplomatic post in Korea. He was then sent to Hamburg,Germany to be a cultural affairs officer. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1980 and once he was retired he was a lecturer traveling throughout the world. He was the author of a book: American Music. Irving Sablosky died of cancer on August 3, 2016 at his home in Washington, DC.

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