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Irving Berlin

Author: Lida added 28-08-2012, 16:39
Irving Berlin
The song “God bless America”, which became, in fact, the unofficial anthem of the United States, has been written by immigrant from Belarus, Israel Berlin.

There are several possibilities concerning his birth city. It could be Tyumen (Tumen) or any one of several villages near the city of Mogilyov, Belarus. His father, a cantor in a synagogue, uprooted the family to America, as did many other Jewish families in the late 19th century. In 1893 they settled in New York City.