NOKHUM GOLDBERG (d. 1943)
He was born in Khelm (Chełm). He was first editor of the newspaper Khelemer shtime (Voice of Khelm), initially known as Undzer shtime (Our voice). He remained a contributor to the newspaper until its end with the Nazi invasion. He was considered among the most important journalists in the Yiddish provincial press in Poland. He wrote editorials, feature pieces, and sketches. He was also a member of the community council, well-known as a lecturer, member of the managing committee of “TOZ” [Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia (Society for the protection of health)], and of the old-age home. In the 1930s he was an active leader in the Committee for Jewish Refugees from Germany. Together with other members of the Khelm city council, he was killed by the Germans outside the city of Khelm.
Sources: B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 59; Yisker-bukh khelm (Remembrance book for Khelm) (Johannesburg, 1954), see index; H. Shishler, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (April 5, 1948). B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954);