BOREKH-MORTKHE ERLIKH (September 5, 1902-March 6, 1979)
He was born in Khelm (Chełm), Poland. From 1919 he was living in Warsaw and from 1929 in Lodz. He lived through the Lodz ghetto and concentration camps. In 1949 he made aliya to the state of Israel. He was active among the left Labor Zionists. He wrote articles, primarily on the Holocaust, for the Yiddish press. In book form, he published: Tsum eybikn zikorn (To eternal memory) (Tel Aviv, 1975), 264 pp.; and Khelemer dertseylungen (Chełm stories) (Tel Aviv, 1977), 196 pp. He died in Tel Aviv.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 420.