Sidor Belarsky, born Isidor Livshitz (December 27, 1898[Note 1] – June 7, 1975), was a Ukrainian-American singer born to a Jewish family in Kryzhopil, Ukraine. He came to the United States in 1930 or 1931. He died at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York in 1975.
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.
- Forward 70th Anniversary: Sidor Belarsky Sings of the Hopes and Dreams of the East Side, Lazar Weiner, piano. Artistic Enterprises, Inc. (c. 1967) (presented by the Forward Association and The Workmen's Circle)
- ^ Belarsky's Social Security record gives his birth date as December 27, 1898, which is also the date on his US naturalization record and various Brazilian immigration cards. His age cited in his obituary, 76, also corresponds to this birthdate. His gravestone has the birthdate February 23, 1900.
- ^ "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).
- ^ "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.
- ^ "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).
- ^ "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).
- ^ a b c "Sidor Belarsky". Daily News. New York, NY. June 9, 1975. p. 71. Retrieved March 6, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
- ^ "Sidor Belarsky". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 6, 2022.
Sidor Belarsky beloved husband and father Feb. 23, 1900 – June 7, 1975
- ^ Belarsky History Archived 2011-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Sidor Belarsky". Recorded Sound Archives.
- ^ "Sidor Belarsky Dead at 76". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. June 9, 1975.
- ^ Anthology of Yiddish Songs, ed. Vinkovetszky, et al, Mount Scopus Publications, Magnes Press, vol two, 1984, p. 123