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Bella Rosenfeld Chagall
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1895, Russia
Death: Sep. 2, 1944
New York, USA

Bella Rosenfeld was born in Vitebsk, Russia. Her "official" date of birth was 15 Dec 1895, and that is what was inscribed on her headstone. (However, Benjamin Harshav, author of "Marc Chagall and His Times," indicates that she was actually 6 or 7 years older.) Bella married Marc Chagall on 25 Jul 1915 in Vitebsk. They emigrated from Russia in 1922 and settled in France. However, with the onset of World War II, life became precarious for their family. Bella and Marc immigrated to America in Jun 1941. They resided in New York City. In the late summer of 1944, Bella and Marc vacationed in the Cranberry Lake area of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Bella developed strep throat soon after arriving. She apparently died from untreated strep throat, although her death certificate lists an unrelated condition. Bella's funeral was held on 6 Sep 1944 at Riverside Memorial Chapel on 76th Street in NYC. While the Harshav biography indicates that she was buried in New Jersey, staff at both Mount Hope Cemetery and Westchester Hills Cemetery confirm that Bella Rosenfeld Chagall is interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York. Please see attached photographs. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
 
Inscription:
Bella Chagall
(Two hands, one left, one right)
(Inside a central heart:)
15-12-1895
2-9
1944
 
Burial:
Westchester Hills Cemetery
Hastings-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Plot 792, Section F, Row 1, Grave 19
 
Created by: Anne Philbrick
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65771584
Bella <i>Rosenfeld</i> Chagall
Added by: Anne Philbrick
 
Bella <i>Rosenfeld</i> Chagall
Added by: Anne Philbrick
 
Bella <i>Rosenfeld</i> Chagall
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- Anne
 Added: Nov. 7, 2011

- Angeli
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011
REPOSE EN PAIX BELLA!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
 
 
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