Sidor Belarsky

Sidor Belarsky, born Isidor Livshitz (December 27, 1898[Note 1] – June 7, 1975), was a Ukrainian-American singer[5] born to a Jewish family in Kryzhopil, Ukraine.[7] He came to the United States in 1930[8] or 1931.[9] He died at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York in 1975.[5]

His recording of "Dem Milners Trern" ("The Miller's Tears"), a Yiddish folk song composed by M. M. Warshavsky, was featured in the Coen brothers's film, A Serious Man. The song's subject is the expulsion of Jews from hundreds of villages in Czarist Russia.[10]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Belarsky's Social Security record gives his birth date as December 27, 1898,[1] which is also the date on his US naturalization record[2] and various Brazilian immigration cards.[3][4] His age cited in his obituary, 76,[5] also corresponds to this birthdate. His gravestone has the birthdate February 23, 1900.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBTM-422 : 7 January 2021), Sidor Belarsky, Jun 1975; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7TRC-R6N2 : 8 March 2021), Sidor or Israel Belarsky or Lifschitz, 1938.
  3. ^ "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJ15-PKF : 4 March 2021), Sidor Belarsky, Immigration; citing 1945, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).
  4. ^ "Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRQN-18Z : 4 March 2021), Sidor Belarsky, Immigration; citing 1954, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).
  5. ^ a b c "Sidor Belarsky". Daily News. New York, NY. June 9, 1975. p. 71. Retrieved March 6, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "Sidor Belarsky". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 6, 2022. Sidor Belarsky beloved husband and father Feb. 23, 1900 – June 7, 1975
  7. ^ Belarsky History Archived 2011-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Sidor Belarsky". Recorded Sound Archives.
  9. ^ "Sidor Belarsky Dead at 76". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. June 9, 1975.
  10. ^ Anthology of Yiddish Songs, ed. Vinkovetszky, et al, Mount Scopus Publications, Magnes Press, vol two, 1984, p. 123

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